Sport England

Sport England have compiled advice and guidance on how the sport and physical activity sector can prepare for, and successfully and safely return to play. Their support includes the current government guidance, as well as advice for clubs, the professional workforce, volunteers and much more.

Visit the Sport England information page

Kent Sport Covid-19 update webinar

On Tuesday 19 May 2020, the Kent Sport team ran a webinar for partners, outlining the support available to them during the coronavirus crisis and beyond.

Access a recording of the Kent Sport webinar

National Governing Bodies (NGB)

Your NGB can help give you advice and information which is specific to your sport. They may also be able to offer support to help you through this difficult time. If you are not sure about who your governing body is, you can find a list of contacts on the Kent Sport website, or a more detailed list of recognised NGBs on the Sport England website.

Kent Sport NGB contacts page

Sport England recognised NGBs

Funding support

There are several emergency and relief funds which have been set up to support organisations who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. We are posting those that are relevant to community sport and physical activity organisations on our funding pages.

Browse funding grants

Understanding the Financial Support Available

Club Matters

Sport England have begun collecting resources and information for clubs on their Club Matters webpage. This aims to support clubs through the coronavirus pandemic by providing tips, tools and ideas to help keep clubs functioning and working with members and customers.

Visit the Club Matters website


The current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has presented new safeguarding challenges for everyone working in the sport and physical activity sector. We’ve collected links and resources to help you manage online interactions and to provide you with some things to consider as face to face activity begins to return.

Safeguarding resources

UK Coaching

UK Coaching are offering support to help coaches stay connected, gather knowledge and grow their skills. Take a look at the range of free and subscription resources available from blogs and articles to online webinars and communities of practice.

Visit UK Coaching’s website

Sport and Recreation Alliance (SRA)

SRA have put together a support page related to coronavirus, offering quick and easy access to essential information and guidance. It includes business, financial and staff support for the sport and recreation sector at this difficult time.

Visit the SRA website

KCC Public Protection

Criminals, or scammers, are using the coronavirus outbreak as an opportunity to make money. The Kent County Council Public Protection team are keeping a list of the key scams to be aware of.

KCC Public Protection guidance

Institute of Groundsmanship

The IOG have been working closely with various national governing bodies to offer advice and guidance on what ground maintenance works may be possible to be carried out throughout this period, and, what works may be required once sport resumes.

Visit the IOG website

Additional guidance has been written by the Kent Cricket Groundsman Association.

KCGA Guidance (Download PDF)


The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) is the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector. They have created a digital hub to bring together advice and practical assistance on coronavirus (Covid-19) for organisations in the sector.

Visit the CIMSPA website

School Support

Now all students have returned to school for the 2020-21 academic year, Kent Sport has collated guidance, resources and ideas from a number of organisations to support the return to physical education and school sport.

School support resources