Covid-19: Public Appeals

Published on: March 19th 2020

We are working with a wide range of partners to support members – and the wider public leisure and culture sector – during the Covid-19 pandemic. Below is an overview of our public appeals and evidence submissions to date. In addition to the below, we also provide briefings to partners and (devolved) Government(s) on a regular basis to update on the position of charitable trusts across public leisure and culture. For more information on our work, please contact us.

7 April 2021: National Leisure Recovery Fund Briefing

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25 March 2021: Letter from WSA, CIMPSA, Community Leisure UK and UK Active to Welsh Ministers

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1 March 2021: Letter to the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism by Community Leisure UK

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14 January 2021: Joint letter from social enterprise bodies to John Glen, MP and Economic Secretary to the Treasury

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21 December 2020: Joint Letter from Theatre APPG: The Impact of COVID-19 on the UK’s Theatre Industry

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16 December 2020: Evidence Given to the House of Lords on the National Plan for Sport and Recreation Committee (England)

This video can also be viewed on the ParliamentLive website here.

29 October 2020: Community Leisure UK (Wales) letter to the Welsh Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism

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14 October 2020: Community Leisure UK Chair writes to the Prime Minister

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2 July 2020: Letters to Rebbeca Evans, Minister of Finance (Welsh Government) with partners to request additional Council funding to be used to support culture and leisure

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19 June 2020: Community Leisure UK (Wales) submission to the Inquiry on the impact of Covid-19 on Wales’ culture and sport sectors

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June 2020: Community Leisure Scotland submission to the Inquiry on the impact of Covid-19 on Scotland’s culture and tourism sectors

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9 June 2020: Letter to the Secretary of State on the future of swimming pools

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5 June 2020: WLGA guidance – options for councils to support their leisure and culture partners through Covid-19

Cymraeg / Welsh guidance:

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Saesneg / English guidance:

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May 2020: Community Leisure UK submission to the DCMS Inquiry on the impact of Covid-19 – published 5 June Select Committee Inquiry page

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22 May 2020: Community Leisure UK, Wales update

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19 May 2020: Letter to the Chancellor regarding the urgent position of leisure and culture trusts. Correlating letters sent to the Secretary of State for DCMS, and Secretary of State for MHCLG

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24 April 2020: Briefing papers for Scotland, Wales and England on the current (financial) position of leisure and culture trusts

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21 April 2020: Letter to the Chancellor by Community Leisure UK

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8 April 2020: Press Release by Community Leisure UK on the urgency of funding reliefs

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7 April 2020: Letter to the Welsh Government, Sport Wales, Arts Council of Wales, and the Welsh Local Government Association by Community Leisure UK

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27 March 2020: Letter to the Welsh Minister for Economy and Transport by Welsh Sport Assocation, ukactive, CIMSPA and Community Leisure UK

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25 March 2020: Letter to the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Finance by Community Leisure UK

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23 March 2020: Submission to the Treasury Inquiry on the Economic Impact of Coronavirus

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19 March 2020: Letter to the First Minister of Wales by Creu Cymru and Community Leisure UK

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18 March 2020: Letter to the Chancellor by ukactive, CIMSPA and Community Leisure UK

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