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North Shields FC Successful in Sport England Grant

Sport England help North Shields Football Club during current COVID-19 pandemic

The outbreak of the virus and the consequent shutdown of businesses as of March 23 has left the sport and physical activity sector facing a period of uncertainty.

In response, on March 31 Sport England announced a £195m package to help the sport and physical activity sector through covid-19. Within the package is a £20m Community Emergency Fund, of National Lottery money to deliver immediate funding to those who have a role in supporting the nation to be active but are experiencing short-term financial hardship pr tje ceasing of operations due to the impact of coronavirus.

The grant will allow North Shields FC to:

  • Carry out essential works to the playing surface including reseeding, fertilizer, verti-drain and weed killing
  • Utility Costs
  • Pitch cutting
  • Commercial Insurance
  • Licence Fees
  • FA Fees

This work has been boosted by the generosity of our supporters using the Just Giving Page which has enabled works to take place off the pitch including essential work to hard standing areas, new seating and brickwork in stand, handrails repainted.

As the body responsible for the growth of sport and physical activity participation, we want the vital grassroots organisations that make sport and physical activity happen in this country to not just come through this crisis but to be in a position to thrive again in the future. The £20m Community Emergency fund, made possible by National Lottery players is part of a multimillion pound package of support we are providing to ease the pressure on a huge number of the organisations who are central to the nation’s health and wellbeing.

We are proud to be able to provide vital funding to North Shields Football CLub to help it through these extremely challenging times.

Tim Hollingsworth, Sport England’s Chief Executive