Laura Sharman 22 September 2020

Leaders call for a ring-fenced Sports Recovery Fund

Leaders call for a ring-fenced Sports Recovery Fund image

The Government has been urged to ringfence funding for sports and physical activities to avoid creating health problems for a generation.

More than 100 leaders from the physical activity sector have written to the prime minister calling for a new Sports Recovery Fund to protect jobs and facilities.

The letter argues this would enable the sector to address the health inequalities highlighted by COVID-19 and support the NHS by improving health outcomes.

Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive, said: 'We call on the Government to deliver the urgent fiscal, taxation and regulatory support required to save sports and activity providers across the UK from disappearing from our communities at the time they are needed most.'

Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, chair of the Local Government Association’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, said: ‘The LGA has been making the case for long-term funding to ensure leisure facilities can continue to provide vital services for low income communities.

’As we look to recover from the coronavirus crisis, it is essential for the Government to provide funding to ensure that all communities have access to quality sports facilities and activities.’

Overcoming the barriers to Commercial Card use image

Overcoming the barriers to Commercial Card use

Want to reap the benefits of Commercial Cards but coming up against some challenges? James Sykes, Head of Commercial Cards, Lloyds Bank and David Legg, Head of Corporate Card Products, Lloyds Bank, discuss how the payments industry is helping organisations unlock their true value.
SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Programme Manager - Capital Programme

Cumbria County Council
£48,984 - £51,055
We are looking for candidates to lead the development and delivery of significant projects and programmes which... Cumbria
Recuriter: Cumbria County Council

Highways Team Leader

Cumbria County Council
£25,481 - £25,991
Are you a hard-working and experienced Highways operative, looking for the next step in your career? Cumbria
Recuriter: Cumbria County Council

Project Lead - Programme Control

Cumbria County Council
£39,880 - £40,876
Cumbria County Councils Capital programme is valued at £100-120Million/ annum. Cumbria
Recuriter: Cumbria County Council

Senior Occupational Therapist

Cumbria County Council
£35,745 - £36,922
This role requires an enhanced DBS check with an Adults Barred List check. Cumbria
Recuriter: Cumbria County Council

Performance Assistants FN038e

Cumbria County Council
£27,741.00 to £28,672.00
This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced strategic team Cumbria
Recuriter: Cumbria County Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue