COMMUNITY, voluntary and social enterprises can request up to £5,000 of emergency funding which could be awarded in just a few weeks.

The funding will be awarded through Sport England’s Community Asset Fund, which was designed to help communities quickly respond to emergencies or unexpected events that stop people from being active.

The Sport England team aims to provide quick responses to those sports clubs most badly affected by the recent storms. The grants could typically be used to restore grass pitches, to repair and decontaminate flood or wind-damaged clubhouses, replace damaged electrical systems or dredge blocked drains.

Applications should be made using the Community Asset Fund online application which is available on the Sport England website.