The recent Table Tennis England Club Survey highlighted the financial concerns of many clubs across the country. Of the 55% of clubs who are not yet able to reopen, 19% of those stated that running sessions with the current restrictions in place was not financially viable. In addition, financial concerns were raised by 36% of those who have been able to reopen.
Whilst Table Tennis England Be TT funding is now closed, below is a list of options for clubs to consider that may offer financial assistance:
Contact your council for information about community-based funding and grants for projects like activities for young people, volunteer programmes and development of communal facilities.
UK Community Foundation
Community foundations come in all shapes and sizes, but what they all have in a common is a commitment to making a difference to people’s lives and the places they serve.
Community foundations invest in local people and organisations tackling the biggest issues facing communities today and supporting some of society’s most disadvantaged people.
There are 46 accredited Community Foundations in the UK. Click here to find your local Community Foundation.
Cash 4 Clubs
Cash4Clubs is a sports funding scheme giving clubs a unique chance to apply for grants to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications, and invest in the sustainability of their club.
In 2020, Cash 4 Clubs is awarding grants of £/€500, £/€1,000, £/€2,500 and £/€5,000, with the highest two grant levels going to clubs experiencing hardship due to the impact of COVID-19.
Applications are currently being accepted, and will close on Tuesday September 8. Click here to find out more.
Sport England Active Together
Crowdfunder and Sport England have teamed up to make £1 million of match funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Find out how your Club can get involved here.
Sport England Guidance
Sport England have also put together an ‘Other ways to Generate Funding’ guide. This can be found by clicking here.