The Community Leisure Recovery Fund (CLRF) aims to support community-run leisure facilities in England with £5 million of National Lottery investment to assist the reopening and recovery of their services. Leisure centres play a vital role in helping people to be active and community-run facilities are an important part of delivering the health, wellbeing and community benefits that come as a result.
It’s an open fund that will be allocated over a single funding round in April and is to cover the period from 1 April to 30 September 2021. They have limited funds available and to help reach as many communities as possible you can only apply for up to £50,000. Whilst they will consider applications requesting a higher amount, but a decision to award more than £50,000 will only be made in exceptional circumstances.