11/12/2020- Member


UK Sport has awarded £88K of funding to help BF as it faces the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

UK Sport has confirmed it will grant another £438,000 worth of extra funding to help national governing bodies struggling because of the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The money comes as part of the second round of UK Sport’s Continuity Fund and will be distributed between six sports, including BF, who applied for additional assistance after assessing the longer-term implications of Covid-19.

The extra funding will be used in a variety of ways including covering existing expenditure and supporting new strategic activities that will enable the sports to adapt to a significantly different operating environment moving forward.

Sally Munday, CEO at UK Sport, said: “The pandemic is having a significant impact on Olympic and Paralympic sports in the UK and our priority is to ensure the long-term health of our high-performance community.

“We are determined to play a key role in helping to protect Olympic and Paralympic sport and ensure it continues to thrive long into the future so it is really pleasing to be offering further funding from the Continuity Fund. I hope that this second round will provide the vital assistance these six organisations need at this time.”

Georgina Usher, CEO “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on our longer term ability to maintain the core functions of the organisation. This award is vital to enable us to continue to provide support to our athletes and our community as we move into 2021”.

The full UK Sport press release can be found here.

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