Cost of Living Crisis Fund helps 28 clubs to the tune of £25,000
May 12, 2023 | by Matt Halfpenny
A total of 28 member clubs have been supported through the England Boxing Cost of Living Crisis Fund.
Support to the tune of £25,000 has been made available thanks to the support from Revolut, the UK’s fastest-growing fintech company.
The aim of the fund was to help amateur clubs to remain sustainable during the post-Pandemic period, giving assistance to help with rent, utilities, business rates and insurance.
Clubs were invited to apply for amounts between £250 and £1,000.
Applications were open for three weeks from 27th January until 17th February, with the fund advertised on the England Boxing website and social media, as well as notifications being sent via email directly to clubs and circulated by some among the Active Partners network.
“When Club Support Officers were speaking to clubs late last year and early this year, it was obvious that many of them were still struggling and feeling the impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic as the pinch from rises in the cost of living took hold,” said Louise Vidor, England Boxing’s Club and Community Manager (North).
“That’s why it’s been so it was important to offer some kind of support, where possible, because the clubs are so often vital community hubs that many people rely on.
“We had 108 applications from across England Boxing regions, far more than the fund could support, but those with the most urgent need were prioritised to help with operational and running costs at a crucial time.”
“In being able to do this, we have been indebted to the support of Revolut, who continue to be of great support to community amateur boxing.”
Case studies on some of those clubs offered a grant will be featured on the England Boxing website in the current weeks.