Grassroots sport has been hit hard by both lockdowns this year and some will struggle to bounce back from the financial impact.
And already more than 33,000 people have signed the petition titled ‘Save Community Sports Clubs and Leisure Facilities with a Sports and Recovery Fund’.
The petition has been set up by Ryan McCollugh and on the UK Government and Parliament website and says: “We call on government to instigate emergency funding in the form of a Sports Recovery Fund to ensure sport clubs, fitness and leisure facilities - the lifeblood of communities across the nation – can remain open and survive the coming difficult months.
“Grassroots sport, fitness and leisure facilities are facing collapse due to Covid-19.
“Without emergency Government support, like that given to the arts sector, community sport and the UK’s physical and mental health faces a bleak future that will be difficult to recover from, damaging Britain’s ability to Build Back Better.
“Action is needed now to ensure everyone continues to have the opportunity to play the sport they love and be physically active.
“A Sports Recovery Fund will help achieve this.”
To sign the petition, click here.
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