london 2012: delivering a sporting legacy
The Mayor of London: Facility Fund is part of the Mayor's commitment to deliver a sporting legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The overall aim of the Mayor of London: Facility Fund is to raise participation levels in sport in London through the funding of sports facilities. The fund will help to provide affordable, good quality local facilities within local communities.
The Facility Fund is an integral part of ‘A Sporting Future for London’, the Mayor’s 2012 legacy plan, which was unveiled in 2009 by the London Mayor Boris Johnson and his Commissioner for Sport, Kate Hoey. The plan sets out four key goals:
GOAL ONE: To get more people active
GOAL TWO: To transform the sporting infrastructure
GOAL THREE: To build capacity and skills
GOAL FOUR: To maximise the benefits of sport to our society
As a means of achieving Goal Two, the Football Foundation is delighted to continue managing the Mayor of London: Facility Fund on behalf of City Hall. The overall aim of the Mayor of London: Facility Fund is to raise participation levels in sport in London through the funding of sports facilities.
The fund will have several objectives, namely:
To provide investment to support the development of new sports facilities or the refurbishment of existing facilities with a particular focus on small, community, park or estate-based projects.
To increase the number and breadth of target groups engaged in sport.
To prioritise projects for funding that are clearly addressing shortfalls in provision.
To support the development of multi-sport facilities that are a clear priority for the relevant sports.
To support projects that are able to demonstrate their sustainability, long term viability (for example through the co-location of services) and offer good value for money.
To support projects that, in addition to increasing participation rates, seek to address specific retention issues that are affecting their club/organisation or that try to retain participants amongst certain target groups (e.g. women).
To advocate and promote the protection of London’s playing fields and other existing sports facilities against unnecessary loss.
To explore ways to increase the use of existing sports facilities, with a particular focus on community usage of school and FE/HE sports provision.
To encourage the use of London’s parks as places in which to participate in sport.
From April 2010 – March 2013, a number of funding rounds will be available to which eligible organisations can apply.
If you have any queries please contact the Mayor of London:Facility Fund by email.