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Barclays Spaces for Sports

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Barclays Spaces for Sports is a global, community-based programme, which uses sport as a platform to help young people get back into work, education or find training, while also revitalising disadvantaged communities in a sustainable way.

In the UK, 200 community sports sites have been created in partnership with the Football Foundation since the programme started in 2004, supporting more than 40 different sports. The objective is for these sites to continue to serve their communities over the foreseeable.

Globally, Barclays Spaces for Sports has established programmes in China, Hong Kong, India, South Africa, Spain, the USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe and will be launching a number of new, innovative partnerships around the world in conjunction with leading sport-for-development organisations.

Barclays Spaces for Sports news

  • Steve Bloomer Pitches receive Barclays fundingYoung people at the Steve Bloomer pitches are set to receive a huge boost with the news that Derby City Council who manage the pitch, has been awarded a grant of £7,700 by Barclays. The funding will contribute towards resurfacing the 3G pitch and getting the facility approved so that it can appear on the FA register for affiliated football.
  • Tennis club's premier day outHundreds of Torbay youngsters lined up to have their photo taken with the Premier League Trophy at the weekend, courtesy of Barclays Bank and Cary Park Tennis Club in Babbacombe. Cary Park Tennis Club recently received a grant of £19,000 towards the re-surfacing of the tennis courts as part of the Barclays Spaces for Sport programme.
  • Gurnos' footballers get £25,000 boostYoung people at Gurnos muli-use games area (MUGA) are set to receive a huge boost with the news that Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust, who manage the facility and run a number of other sports facilities around Merthyr Tydfil, has been awarded a grant of £25,000 by Barclays. The grant will contribute towards supplying new fencing and multi-use goals for the facility, which will improve safety at the site as well as increasing the number of people who take in sport at the pitch.
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Mayor of London: Facilities Fund

Mayor of London

The Mayor of London: Sports Facilities 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: Sports Facilities Fund is to raise participation levels for sports in London through the funding of sports facilities. The fund helps to provide affordable, good quality local facilities within local communities. The Football Foundation is delighted to have managed the first four windows of this fund and we are now open for window five.

Rounds One to Four saw 77 projects with all 32 London Boroughs plus the City receiving funding worth over £5 million. This investment has been matched by partnership funding in excess of £34 million, representing a match funding ratio of 1:6.

At least 18 different sports are being played at previously funded sites and the fund has also funded less traditional sporting facilities such as outdoor gyms, climbing walls and gymnasiums.

Mayor of London: Sports Facilities Fund news

  • SPL HACKNEY CITY TENNIS CLUB 144 Tennis in Hackney gets a new homeGrassroots tennis in Hackney received a significant boost today with the official opening of the new Clissold Park Tennis Pavilion in Stoke Newington. After more than fourteen years of planning and development, Hackney Tennis has realised a long-term goal thanks to the combined investment of almost £680,000 from the London Borough of Hackney (£271,000), Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) (£258,000) and the Mayor of London: Sports Facilities Fund (£150,000), which is delivered by the Football Foundation.
  • Andy Slaughter MP opens Brook Green tennis courts MoL Hammersmith tennis courts refurbishedGrassroots sport in Hammersmith has received a significant boost following the opening of refurbished tennis courts by Andy Slaughter MP at a local park.
  • Boris Johnson Mayor calls on sports clubs to apply for funding as he opens new sports facility in CroydonThe Mayor of London Boris Johnson is calling on sports clubs around the capital to apply for funding from his Sports Facilities Fund, part of his Sports Legacy Programme, which aims to boost opportunities for Londoners to participate in sporting activity.
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Mayor of London: Sports Facilities Fund openings

  • SPL HACKNEY CITY TENNIS CLUB 144 Tennis in Hackney gets a new homeGrassroots tennis in Hackney received a significant boost today with the official opening of the new Clissold Park Tennis Pavilion in Stoke Newington. After more than fourteen years of planning and development, Hackney Tennis has realised a long-term goal thanks to the combined investment of almost £680,000 from the London Borough of Hackney (£271,000), Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) (£258,000) and the Mayor of London: Sports Facilities Fund (£150,000), which is delivered by the Football Foundation.
  • Andy Slaughter MP opens Brook Green tennis courts MoL Hammersmith tennis courts refurbishedGrassroots sport in Hammersmith has received a significant boost following the opening of refurbished tennis courts by Andy Slaughter MP at a local park.
  • Boris Johnson Mayor calls on sports clubs to apply for funding as he opens new sports facility in CroydonThe Mayor of London Boris Johnson is calling on sports clubs around the capital to apply for funding from his Sports Facilities Fund, part of his Sports Legacy Programme, which aims to boost opportunities for Londoners to participate in sporting activity.