Southwold & District Freshwater Angling Preservation Society based in Southwold, Suffolk has been awarded £6000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Community Emergency Fund towards payment of rents and essential maintenance during the on-going 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 or the ceasing of operations due to the impact of coronavirus.
The grant will allow Southwold & District Freshwater Angling Preservation Society to pay all rents for the societies waters due on the 1st of June and carry out essential maintenance to platforms, banks and predator fencing at the societies Reydon complex. The grant will also cover the loss of day ticket income and the cost of Covid 19 measures introduced during the eligible period 1st of March to 31st of July 2020.