Small, local and not-for-profit voluntary group for adults and/ or youth clubs are still eligible to apply for the Covid19 Grassroots Clubs and Activities Fund.

The grant can cover Covid19 associated costs to assist with the reopening of these groups/ clubs for up to £5000. Applications are open until March 2022.

The application window opened on Monday 3rd August 2021 and will remain open until all funds are allocated.

All funds will be awarded for re-opening as and when the club has been risk-assessed, and it is safe to open.

What Can These Costs Include?

  • Subs money covered for one term (up to £40 per child/young person) for families struggling to pay subscription fees to voluntary, not-for-profits children’s/ youth clubs who are affiliated to a national or Essex based governing body
  • Covid19 related hygiene costs (e.g. hand sanitiser, soap, face masks, gloves, increased venue cleaning and equipment costs).
  • Covid19 related infrastructure costs (e.g. plexiglass screens, wall-mounted dispensers, signage and increased venue hire costs to comply with social distancing).
  • Covid19 related volunteer training costs

Who Can Apply?

Small grassroots, local not-for-profit adult groups and clubs in Essex (excluding the Southend & Thurrock unitary authorities) who do not have the support of this kind available through local or national affiliated bodies. For instance, this might be community-based and not-for-profit clubs, uniformed organisations, sports or physical activity groups, musical theatre groups and many more!

Please complete the application form below and return it to funding@ealc.gov.uk.