Cost of Living Crisis Support for Clubs and Individuals
Live Borders acknowledges the extremely difficult current circumstances for sports clubs with regards energy costs and the difficulties that their members are experiencing with spiralling living costs.
Membership of a sports club may have to be sacrificed in order for families to ensure that they can afford basic living costs such as rent, food and energy. The physical and mental health and wellbeing benefits of being engaged in community activity are well documented.
Thanks to a partnership with Third Sector Interface, Clubsport Borders and Scottish Borders Council’s Cost of Living Crisis fund, Live Borders are in a position to support clubs in the following ways:
Cost of Living Support Fund
Live Borders and Clubsport Borders, in partnership with Third Sector Interface have launched a short term fund to encourage children and young people to become members of sports clubs to support physical and mental health and wellbeing.
The Cost of Living crisis has put unprecedented pressure on families and the priorities to provide essential food and heat homes means that community sport opportunities are not necessarily a priority. The importance of social and physical opportunities to a child’s development are well documented and this fund aims to provide opportunities for membership and other costs associated with joining a club or organisation.
Applications can be received in two different ways:
- From sports clubs who are aware of existing members who are at risk of dropping out of the club environment due to the pressures of the cost of living crisis.
- From organisations representing children and young people who are not currently members of sports clubs due to financial pressures arising from the cost of living crisis.
For more guidelines on the Cost of Living Support Fund, click here.