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Emergency support surpasses £550,000

Club-saving support has now been provided to 313 clubs across Wales after week 10 of applications.

The total amount approved for clubs through the Emergency Relief Fund has reached £570,079, after another 22 clubs were approved £26,769 this week.

Additionally, 25 applications are currently deferred as they await more information or confirmation of other Government funding.

Sport Wales originally allocated £400,000 to the Emergency Relief Fund. This was later increased to £550,000 but with the committed to invest any additional emergency funds that were needed by clubs.

Football being played on an artificial pitch

 

“The Emergency Relief Fund has really proved a lifeline for community sport, and it’s been heartening to hear feedback on how it’s safeguarded these vital community assets for the future,” said Sport Wales Assistant Director, Owen Hathway.

“We’re now finalising plans for the next stage of our support for community clubs, with the objectives being to continue to protect those who are at risk as well as prepare others to restart. We’ll have more detail on this in the coming weeks.”

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

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