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Emergency Relief Fund support has now been provided to 245 clubs in Wales after the latest round of approved applications.

The approval of funding for a further 36 clubs this week has seen £64,446 being given out for immediate support.

It means that £444,823 has been given out to community clubs in Wales to help them survive the financial burden of lockdown.

Additionally, four have also been deferred this week as they await more information or confirmation of other Government funding.

 

Sport Wales has made £550,000 available through the Emergency Relief Fund, while plans to provide support for sport to re-start are being finalised.

And many clubs have been in touch to highlight the impact of the funding. One to get in touch is Robert Nash, Secretary of Gelligaled Community Bowling Club. He said:

“The award given to us has allowed us to ensure that essential outgoing payments, such as club insurance for our club assets, can be paid and at least we can be satisfied that that part of our club expenditure is covered. It is very satisfying that Sport Wales has taken the steps to provide these Emergency Relief Funds at such a very difficult  time and when clubs like ours would now be playing bowls and collecting subscriptions from the club members which play a vital role in generating income for the club to pay out for essential items like the club insurance. It is only through the organisation of Sport Wales that clubs hopefully can survive by way of your help. We are sincerely grateful.”

More information on eligibility criteria, and a Q&A, can be found on the Sport Wales website here.

Any questions or queries can be directed to emergencyrelief@sport.wales

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