Leisure facilities welcome the announcement of the National Leisure Recovery Fund, which has been launched by Sport England to support publicly owned leisure facilities through the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.
The £100 million fund seeks to allow facilities to reopen to the public and give the sector the best chance of recovery in the medium to long term.
Applications will be open from 14 December-8 January – with eligible local authorities able to submit an expression of interest form from today until 21 December – and aims to assist the reopening and recovery of the leisure service and prevent further closures of outsourced leisure trusts and operators.
Charles Johnston – Executive director of property, Sport England says, “The health and mental wellbeing of communities across England relies on access to high quality gyms and leisure centres.”
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