Support and advice for squash clubs
During this exceptionally challenging time, England Squash are committed to supporting clubs across the country. There is a lot of advice and support available from club grants to webinars:
Club support and advice
The UK Government have announced a range of support for businesses such as tax relief, business rate relief and support for employees. The finer detail around whether squash clubs can access this support, and how organisation go about accessing it is in some cases yet to be confirmed. Find out more.
The Sport and Recreation Alliance has outlined how these measures can support the sport and recreation sector.
Sport England's immediate priorities in relation to the pandemic are to support the sport sector and physical activity sector and to keep the nation moving. They've recently launched the Community Emergency Fund with grants between £300 and £10,000 available for clubs. We remain in contact with Sport England and will keep clubs informed.
Bounce Back grants
Once the UK Government restrictions are lifted we anticipate a high level of demand for squash. We want to help our affiliated clubs get ready so we are offering the chance to apply for a £200 grant to hold a club re-opening event once the UK Government restrictions are lifted.
Read full Terms and conditions.
Apply now - currently closed
To further support the re-opening of clubs once the UK Government restrictions are lifted, we will produce a range of campaign materials for you to download and use. We’ll also run a social media campaign encouraging players to get back on court.
Sport England Community Emergency Fund
Sport England have launched a new Community Emergency Fund to support sports clubs who are experiencing short term financial hardship as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Grants of between £300 - £10000 are available which can be spent on
- Utility costs
- Facility or equipment hire
- Core staffing costs (including casual workers) that cannot be met elsewhere by other government funds
We'd be more than happy to support clubs with any applications, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any support with your applications.
Club support webinars
Over the coming weeks we'll be hosting a number of webinars for affiliated clubs. The webinars will cover a range of topics and provide an opportunity for clubs to connect with England Squash and share their experiences.
Check back for details of future webinars.
- Understanding financial support available for clubs. View the recording of this webinar here.
Keeping players active and engaged
Keeping in touch with your membership base is important during this time. We've seen lots of great examples of ways in which clubs and players are keeping active - from trickshot challenges to live workouts.
Connecting on social media
Social media is a great way for clubs to keep connected with members. We’ve put together a number of hashtags and campaigns that you can share with your community to keep connected with them.
- #Tuesdaytricks England Squash national coach Josh Taylor challenges you to beat his trick shot challenge scores
- #Workoutwednesday We share a home workout from some England players to hep you keep a healthy body and mind
- #Filmfriday everyone gets the opportunity to access England Squash films
- #showusyourcourt encourage your players to show us the creative places they’ve been playing squash.
Sport England have launched the #Stayinworkout campaign.
The Club Matters website has some useful tips for making the most of social media channels.