Sports Organisation Support - Re-opening

Is your organisation and sport or activity able to reopen?

This page includes a number of links to guide and support you through the phased return of Sport and Recreation, including:

  • Step one: links to government guidance.
  • Step two: links to information relating to Covid 19 and reopening from the sports sector.
  • Step three: signposting to professional finance or business advice and support.
  • Step four: funding and professional development opportunities, along with case studies from within the sector.
  • Step five: opportunities to raise the profile of your offer.

If the information you need isn't included within the five steps, please complete the feedback field at the bottom of this page. This will help us adapt our offer to provide the support needed.

To see the latest information for Leicester and Leicestershire please click here

Step One: Government Guidance

Check out the latest government guidance for the Coronavirus: phased return of sport and recreation

Step Two: Further Guidance
Part 1 - Sport Sector

Stay connected with the latest information from Sport England which is available to support projects and organisations alongside the Club Matters resources.

What's more CIMPSA and your Sport's National Governing Body also have information available to support you, please click through the links below

The support available for projects and organisations. In addition advice that will help you prepare and adapt for the future.

Club Matters is here to help by giving you some tips, tools and ideas to help keep your club functioning!

Visit CIMSPAs ReOpen page for information on the safe reopening and operation of facilities.

Find information on returning to activity from your chosen sport's national governing body.

Part 2 - Additional Guidance

UK Active have produced a framework to provide clarity and confidence to facility operators in planning their return and reopening. In addition, a Fit Together toolkit and assets can be accessed via the UK Active store.

The Rural Community Council (Leicestershire and Rutland) have made free resources available to provide guidance on the operation of community buildings, such as village halls and community centres, during Covid-19.

Government advice on the reopening of community facilities has also been updated (on 20th July 2020) to provide further clarity.

Sport England's hygiene page provides a simple overview of hygiene measure that can be implemented to reduce the risk and spread of Covid-19.

The Health and Safety Executive are asking that organisations pay particular attention to Legionella risk upon return to use of facilities and have produce guidance on managing such risks.

Activity Alliance's new guidance will help providers to enable welcoming, and more accessible environments when activities resume.

Missed the COVID-19 Measures in the Workplace Sports & Leisure Sector webinar? Make the most of the slides and film of the session focusing on implementing Covid 19 measures in the workplace, specifically for the 'Sports Sector.'

Step Three: Make the most of the business support and advice available

Be clear about your costs and the number of paying customers your business or club would need to welcome to run sustainable sessions.

Even if you are planning a phased return, or a different way of working, stay informed about your break even point.

For a discussion about your business plan and finances, speak to a business adviser for FREE. Click the relevant link below for where your business is registered.

Step Four: Stay connected with funding opportunities, webinars, workshops and keeping up to date on what's happening in the sector

Explore the range of funding available to support clubs and organisations during this difficult time.

Take advantage of workshops and webinars to learn more about what you can be doing to stay connected - or to reactivate your activity - during the pandemic.

Some clubs and organisations are finding ways to adapt to the current, challenging period by changing their delivery method or finding new solutions to keep in touch with their audiences. We've highlighted a few examples here to show how adapting to new ways of working can really help the organisation and those it comes into contact with.

Step Five: Raise the profile or your offer and share when you are reopening via social media

Share your offer with a wider audience and generally make the most of the wider networks and support available

Step Six: Consider other organisations who may be able to offer support

The East Midlands Chamber want to reassure their members that the Chamber is open for business to offer support with whatever is needed at this time of challenge for the East Midlands.

Small and medium enterprises in Leicester or Leicestershire can access a range of digital focussed seminars and workshops - including many tailored specifically to the current climate.

Sport Structures have put a page together to give guidance throughout this period and to support the sector in resuming in a state close to how it was before the lockdown.

As more information becomes available we will add links on here for you.

Please refer to the standard webpages for general information about business support of clubs and funding information.

Can't find what you're looking for?

We will continually review our digital content to provide the support and information needed for sport and physical activity organisations during these challenging times. Please let us know if you're unable to find what you're looking for and we'll continually seek to improve our content.


  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Charnwood LSA
    Equality Standard
    Leicestershire County Council
    Sport England
  • Active Leicester
    Active Partnerships
    Melton LSA
    Harborough LSA
  • Active Rutland
    Active Oadby and Wigston
    Blaby LSA


  • Active Oadby and Wigston
    Blaby LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Leicestershire County Council
  • Active Partnerships
    Equality Standard
  • Sport England
    Harborough LSA
  • Melton LSA
  • Active Rutland
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth