The UK Government has today (Thursday) confirmed a £300m (€335.7m/$397.3m) cash injection for “major spectator sports” in England, but elite men’s football and cricket has been excluded.
The Sports Winter Survival Package is designed to support sports through the winter period, from national governing bodies through to clubs, that have been impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.
It is claimed that the funding, which will be largely composed of loans, is the most generous from any Government for its domestic sport sector in the world. Support will be provided to rugby union, horse racing, women’s football and the lower tiers of the National League. Rugby league, motorsport, tennis, netball, basketball, ice hockey, badminton and greyhound racing are also in line to benefit.