We recognise that clubs and sporting organisations face an uncertain future, and we want to try and support you with relevant guidance and resources to help mitigate where possible.

Yes, sport has largely shut down the way that it normally runs, however there is already so much innovation and sharing around the globe from a sporting perspective that hope is most definitely not lost.

Be ready to go when this ends, or as and when restrictions change. Those who are ready with opportunities and who have continued to grow a presence will thrive again. Take some time to work together as a committee or club working group to carry out some meaningful planning.

Check out this summary funding update from the UK Government:UK Funding Summary

The Government have released a Third Sector Resilience Fund please read the guidance notes and complete the eligibility checker. More information can be found here:https://scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus/funding/for-organisations/third-sector-resilience-fund

We recommend that you check the SCVO site every day as this is an ever changing resource as more information is filtered through https://scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus 

Then make sure you sign up for the SCVO Bulletin as you will receive the most up to date funding opportunities for third sector organisations. Do it here https://scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus/what-scvo-is-doing/bulletin

We also have a West Lothian Volunteer Sector Gateway who will be posting relevant links and resources and you can access them here https://www.voluntarysectorgateway.org/

Persimmon’s Charitable Foundation has this week committed to relaunching its Building Futures scheme for 2020. As part of its sponsorship of Team GB, Persimmon will donate more than £1 million to support children in sport, health and education. They are calling on local groups within our area which support children to apply. It can all be done online remotely at www.persimmonhomes.com/building-futures.