Spectator sports to be given £300m in budget but help for gyms unclear

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  • More funding in England to help with third lockdown
  • Gyms call for help to be extended after ‘brutal’ 12 months

Spectator sports in England are set to be given a £300m boost in Wednesday’s budget, with the government ready to provide a fresh package of loans and grants to help summer sports and clubs survive the impact of the third lockdown.

Multiple sources say the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is planning to extend the Sport Winter Survival Package, announced in November, to the summer of 2021 to help clubs recover from the lack of fans during the pandemic.

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Written by Exclusive by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/mar/01/rishi-sunak-may-extend-winter-survival-package-into-spring-and-summer-period under the title “Spectator sports to be given £300m in budget but help for gyms unclear”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.