Three Hills Sports Park in Folketone were awarded £10,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Community Emergency Fund towards running the Folkestone Community Hub during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.
The outbreak of the virus and the consequent shutdown of businesses on 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 was 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 were experiencing short-term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the impact of coronavirus.
The grant allowed Three Hills Sports Park to remain open during the height of the covid-19 pandemic to run the Folkestone Community Hub. Part of our grant went towards utility bills for the site to literally keep the lights on and give the Community Hub a base to work from, supporting our local community.
On top of this Three Hills were also awarded a further £10,000 from the National Lottery Coronavirus Community Support Fund to fund the running of the Folkestone Community Hub. This money was used to keep the hub running by paying for emergency food packages for those most in need in the community, meals on wheels, Personal Protective Equipment, lunches for our volunteers and general administration costs running from April – August.
Three Hills would also like to thank Saga for their generous donation towards the Community Hub.
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