Table tennis clubs and organisations have been highly successful in applying for Sport England Return to Play Small Grants funding (£300 to £10,000).

To date, 50 Lottery Funded awards have been made, totalling £277,430. This puts table tennis in the top 10% of awards and funding granted, higher than other sports including Athletics, Swimming and Badminton.

Club & League Support Officer Martin Ireland said: Clubs will find that when we can return to play the need for greater space and reduced participants will have financial implications for most clubs in the short term. Return to Play funding is there to help fill the gap and provide sustainability in the first six months of returning to play. £9m of the £15m pot is still available. The application process is relatively straight forward and Table Tennis England can help you with your submission.

Two clubs who successfully applied for over £4000; Scarborough TTC and Colebridge TTC, have both recorded a short video clip to highlight how the funding will help them return and share their experiences. Check out the Return to Play section of the website, which includes further guidance and a recent webinar from the 4th February on how your club can apply. With the awards programme only open until 30th June clubs are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

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