£7000 to help Thai Boxing Community Centre during current COVID-19 pandemic
Thai Boxing Community Centre in Croydon has been awarded £7000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Community Emergency Fund towards the running cost of the local community centre that provides local disadvantage children a place to stay fit, healthy and positive during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.
The outbreak of the virus and the consequent shutdown of businesses as of March 23 has left the sport and physical activity sector facing a period of uncertainty.
In response, on March 31 Sport England announced a £195m package to help the sport and physical activity sector through covid-19. Within the package is a £20m Community Emergency Fund, of National Lottery money to deliver immediate funding to those who have a role in supporting the nation to be active but are experiencing short-term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the impact of coronavirus.
The grant will allow Thai Boxing Community Centre to help cover it’s rent for the coming months in order to assist the community centre to move forward and continue our work / activities in the area.
Sport England Statement
Tim Hollingsworth, Sport England’s Chief Executive, said:
“As the body responsible for the growth of sport and physical activity participation, we want the vital grassroots organisations that make sport and physical activity happen in this country to not just to come through this crisis but to be in a position to thrive again in the future. The £20m Community Emergency fund, made possible by National Lottery players is part of amultimillion pound package of support we are providing to ease the pressure on a huge number of the organisations who are central to the nation’s health and wellbeing.
“We are proud to be able to provide vital funding to Thai Boxing Community Centre to help it through these extremely challenging times.”
The Thai Boxing Community Centre is to positively Serve the community by improving the health, fitness and self confidence of disadvantaged young people by giving them the opportunity to:
- Participate in small friendly class
- Work individually and as part of a team
- Set personal targets and reach goals
- Increase levels of physical activity and learn self defence
- Build self confidence and discipline Improve motivation
- Gain a greater understanding of health and concentration