Posted: Thu, 05 Nov 2020 08:49
The UK's sport and physical activity sector has joined forces to launch a new campaign called Save Our Sports, urging the Government to save grassroots sport, fitness and leisure facilities from permanent closure due to COVID-19.
The Sport & Recreation Alliance are calling 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.
The Sport & Recreation Alliance would be delighted to get as many teams, volunteers, customers and wider stakeholders to sign this petition to continue to put pressure on Government to debate this issue.
They have also created a FREE digital toolkit which provides a huge amount of supporting evidence, plus banners, infographics and social cards to help with your comms for #SaveOurSports
(Source: Sport & Recreation Alliance)
More information: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/553619