covid-19 response

How we're supporting our programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic

In these challenging times of uncertainty brought about by the global Covid-19 pandemic, we want to use our platform to spread key messages and helpful information to support the Laureus family and wider communities.
In an effort to share knowledge, learnings and best practice we will use this page to share information as well as toolkits, resources and advice from our programmes and the sector. Over the coming days and weeks, this page will be updated with key learnings as the sport for development community around the world unites in the worldwide effort to combat Covid-19.
We will also be hosting three weekly online forums, one in each of the following regions: Americas, EMEA, APAC. Please see below for further details.
Let’s stand united and support each other during this challenging time. 


Sport for Good response fund

Uniting the global sporting community's efforts to protect vulnerable children and young people in the aftermath of Covid-19
Find out more

Join the informal Laureus online sharing communities on Covid 19:

We hosted an online Q&A to tell more about the Response Fund, and to allow for anyone interested in applying to ask questions about the fund.
listen here find out more about the response Fund
By connecting to a meeting, you are by default giving us your consent to share a recording of the meeting on our website, via social media, and in direct messages to other organisations seeking inspiration. See below for full disclaimer notice.  
These meetings will be hosted weekly at more or less the same time. Please check this space for information about time and place for next online meeting.
If you did not listen in to the inaugural meetings, here are the recordings Including USA and South African Foundations:


Toolkits and training for people to use at 德州圈app安卓ios手机版下载home

  • Download School of Hard Knocks’ wellbeing pack
  • Go to Playworks’ Play at 德州圈app安卓ios手机版下载home resources
  • Try Premier League Primary Stars
  • Connect to Sport England at 德州圈app安卓ios手机版下载home
  • Get involved with Online Physical Education lessons by Joe Wicks
  • InspiringHK Sports Foundation use their facebook platform
  • ChildLines’ Calm Zone
  • Access The Wave Project's activity book and wellbeing guide
  • Download the Grassroot Soccer SKILLZ COVID19 RESPONSE Curriculum
  • This Girl Can – innovative campaign in the UK
  • How about practicing tennis at 德州圈app安卓ios手机版下载home, thanks to British Tennis
  • Connect to Metro Blind Sport’s EyesFree Fitness audio exercise programs
  • Aspen Project
  • Active Kids do Better + Nike UK: for parents to play with children at 德州圈app安卓ios手机版下载home:
  • Jumpjam programme in Tokyo, funded by Nike
  • Download the ‘treasure box’, After School Programme Resources, a collaboration between The Learning Trust, the After School Programme Office (DCAS), ASSITEJ SA and Laureus Sport For Good Foundation

SafeguardinG - Useful resources


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  • Coronavirus and your wellbeing, from Mind UK
  • Check Generations for Peace’s facebook page to get tips from their staff on working from 德州圈app安卓ios手机版下载home
  • Resources and recommendations from Center for Disease Control and Prevention (also in Spanish)
  • Personal wellbeing: The NHS website has simple 5 step plan for managing mental wellbeing (alongside being the first port of call for all Covid-19 health updates of course)
  • Workforce wellbeing: Mental Health At Work’s toolkit for workforce wellbeing
  • Wellbeing for those in elevated risk groups: Age UK’s guidance has clear and practical advice for older people as well as other people in elevated risk groups
  • Supporting colleagues in staying mentally healthy in unusual working conditions from the City Mental Health Alliance, including a one-pager


Humanitarian action


We would like to encourage any sport or sport for development organisation who wish to support the response against Covid 19 to connect with an experienced humanitarian agency or the relevant ministry or department in your country. Without the required humanitarian skillset and experience, engaging in humanitarian action can do more harm than good. We include links to some of the leading international humanitarian organisations:
  • Oxfam International 
  • Water Aid
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Medecins sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders
In the complex set of international standards on humanitarian action, the response refer to mainly two sections: Global standards on Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion, and Health.



Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies collate resources to support organisations and education centers, with particular focus on distance learning, alternative education, psychosocial support, and more.


Your organisation in crisis


Covid 19 Non-Profit Tool Kit from 20 degrees.

other Funding for Covid-19 reponse


CAF Corona virus emergency fund is to help smaller charitable organisations in the UK affected by the impact of Covid-19. Grants of up to £10,000 are available.


Crowfunder and Sport England have teamed up to make £1 million of match funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus crisis.


The Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s ‘Loneliness Covid-19 Fund’ is now open to tackle loneliness during the pandemic. 

On 4th June, our partner Oaks will host a webinar to discuss resilient fundraising strategies in the post Covid 19 landscape:  Book now, registration necessary. 
Note: We are currently looking for more links to funders with dedicated funds to the current situation that organisations in the sport for development space could potentially access.


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