Local sports clubs and physical activity providers are being encouraged to claim a grant of £1,000 towards the costs of recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Volunteer led and not for profit sports clubs and physical activity providers in Wolverhampton are eligible for a Covid Compliance Grant offered by the City of Wolverhampton Council to help them deliver activities in a Covid-safe way and encourage regular rapid Covid-19 testing.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “The Covid Compliance Grant is intended to help our city’s grassroots sports clubs and physical activity providers get back on their feet and, at the same time, encourage them to be Covid-secure and embrace a routine of regular rapid Covid-19 testing for their members and participants.

"The testing element is particularly important, because we know that around a third of people with Covid-19 don’t have any symptoms and could therefore pass it onto others unknowingly. Regular testing is helping to track down these cases and prevent onward transmission, protecting individuals and the wider community.

"I would encourage eligible organisations to apply for a grant today, which will help give people confidence that clubs and physical providers are doing all they can to protect their members, participants and the wider community safe from this deadly virus.”

Applications for the Covid Compliance Grant are being accepted now via the Covid Compliance Grant Scheme and will be assessed early in the new year.