We have provided some links below to support & guidance available to grassroots clubs throughout this time.
If you have any questions, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
SPORT ENGLAND COMMUNITY EMERGENCY FUND
Sport England are making up to £35 million of funding available in a Community Emergency Fund to help the sport and physical activity sector through the on-going coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
The Community Emergency Fund aims to deliver immediate funding to those most in need. It's specifically targeted at organisations, including those not currently supported by Sport England, who have a role in supporting the nation to be active but who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the on-going crisis.
Please note that this support is available to both clubs and leagues.
To find out more and for details of how to apply, please click here
Sport England - Support for Projects and Organisations
Sport England have put together a fantastic resource for projects and organisations during the coronavirus pandemic.
FA COVID-19 FAQs for CLUBS & LEAGUES
The FA have compiled some FAQs for clubs and leagues which they are regularly keeping up to date.
RUNNING AN AGM ONLINE
Whilst we can’t be on the pitch or getting together for our usual meetings, we can still get ourselves ready for next season if we’re digitally fit! The FA have put together a guide will take you through our recommendations on how to successfully run an AGM/SGM online.
Please also click here to view a best practice guide for running an AGM online.
FA SUPPORT & GUIDANCE FOR CLUBS & LEAGUES
Many of Oxfordshire FA’s affiliated clubs have questions regarding the support available in these difficult times.
Two links that have been provided to us deliver details of some of the support available to Charter Standard clubs at this time, one from The FA and another from Muckle.
FA Charter Standard and NLS clubs and grassroots leagues are eligible for 30 minutes free advice, per matter, from Muckle.
If you would like to contact them, we recommend planning all questions you would like advice to beforehand as you only get one phone call.
Click here to visit The FA’s support page
Alternatively, please click here to visit Muckle’s support page, where you will also find contact details
ACTIVE OXFORDSHIRE – COVID SUPPORT & RECOVERY SERVICE
In these unprecedented times, Active Oxfordshire want to support the amazing people running local clubs and physical activity sessions.
This includes weekly support workshops every Wednesday at 12pm and 5pm.
For more information please click here
Active Oxfordshire Webinars
You can access the recording of Active Oxfordshire's previous webinars below:
Active Oxfordshire Staying Connected, Webinar 22 April, 12pm
Active Oxfordshire Insurance Webinar, 15 April, 12pm
Active Oxfordshire Funding Webinar, 8 April, 12pm
Active Oxfordshire Funding Webinar, 8 April, 5pm
Active Oxfordshire have also released two podcasts on funding and insurance, with a third in the pipeline on staying connected. You can access these on Spotify here.
CLUB MATTERS – SPORT ENGLAND
Sport England’s Club Matters website is now up and running! This new section has been populated with a number of new resources, case studies and guidance, with more being developed soon. All resources are designed to provide some helpful advice for all clubs and delivery organisations throughout this period.
Please click here to visit the coronavirus-specific section