New Funding Opportunity for Voluntary and Community Groups.
22 Jul 2011
sported. is delighted to announce Sport England's Inspired Facilities fund to its Members.
Up to a thousand local clubs and facilities will be upgraded
thanks to this £50million National Lottery fund, which is part of
the Places People Play legacy programme, bringing the magic of the
Olympic and Paralympic Games into communities across the
Community and voluntary organisations are able to apply for grants
worth between £20,000 and £50,000, with the first round of funding
running from 1st August to 28th September 2011. Designed to be as
accessible as possible, the fund is ideal for small community
groups who might have previously been put off from applying for
Funding is available in five areas:
• Building modernisation
• Outdoor lighting
• Sports surfaces
• Modular buildings
• Sports equipment
The application process is simple, but you will need to be able
to show: how your project will keep people in sport and attract new
participants, that it is needed by the local community and that
they have been involved in the consultation, and that it will cover
its running costs and remain open for sporting use for years to
There are four simple steps to applying for an Inspired
1. Check your project is eligible here.
2. Find out what your club or community
3. Work out your project costs.
4. Fill in your application online here.
In addition to the Inspired Facilities Fund, if one of the
groups benefitting from your planned project is disadvantaged young
people under the age of 18, you can apply for additional capital
(to cover building costs) or revenue (day-to-day operating costs)
funding from Thomas Cook Children's Charity.
For those interested in finding out more, Sport England will be
holding a series of workshops across the country. For details
of the workshops and to register, click here.
This fund will help grassroots organisations in every corner of
the country and help leave a lasting legacy from the London 2012