To date the majority of the funding has been filtered through National Governing Bodies (such as the FA), County Sports Partnerships (CSP) and local authorities. Contact your relevant regional representatives for funding available.
To see your local CSP contact please use the map on the link below:
To see your local FA County Development Manager please use the link below:
Places People Play
Places People Play is a mass participation legacy fund from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It is delivered by Sport England, in partnership with the British Olympic Association (BOA) and the British Paralympic Association (BPA) with the backing of The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and the London 2012 Inspire mark. The £135 million initiative has been made possible by the Government’s National Lottery reforms, which are bringing additional funding into grassroots sport.
There are various opportunities to apply for funding between now and 2014. The strands are:
Transform the places where people play sport includes three funds:
Inspired Facilities is a fund which could help you refurbish or upgrade your sports facility; or convert an existing building into a venue suitable for sport and accessible to the whole community. The dates for the remaining funding rounds are:
Round 2: 1 February 2012 to 2 April 2012
Round 3: 23 July 2012 to 17 September 2012
Rounds four and five will take place in 2013/14 and the dates will be announced after the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The following document includes information needed to find out if you are eligible to apply, and then to make your application:
Sport England will invest in a small number of strategic multi-sport facility projects that will significantly contribute to an increase in mass participation in sport across England. These facilities will be regionally significant for at least two sports and demonstrate long term financial viability.
There is a budget of £30million pounds over 3 rounds of £10million funding. These will be in 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014.
Sport England’s investment will be made in large capitals grants, that are on average between £500,000 and £1.5million.
Applications can be submitted by organisations entitled to receive public funding, voluntary or community organisations, local authorities, sports clubs and educational establishments.
Protecting Playing Fields
Playing fields are vital to a vibrant grassroots sports environment, and this programme will enhance the role Sport England already plays in protecting playing fields, by securing the future of many sites for a minimum of 25 years, and helping communities realize the sporting benefits of playing field land.
There is a £10m National Lottery plus partnership funding over five £2million funding rounds. Two in 2011/12, two in 2012/13 and one in 2013/14.
Sport England aim to invest in and protect 400 sites and propose to make grants between £20,000 and £50,000.
Applications can be submitted by organisations entitled to receive public funding, voluntary or community organisations, local authorities, sports clubs, playing field associations and educational establishments.
Inspire people to make sport happen at the local level through
This project will use the inspirational pull of 2012 to recruit, train and deploy 40,000 Sport Makers across the country. It will be launched in Autumn 2011 and run for two years.
To learn more, visit the Sports Makers website: http://www.sportmakers.co.uk
Create the sporting opportunities and challenges that give everyone the chance to become part of the mass participation legacy. This consists of two programmes:
This is an independent initiative aiming to motivate over 100,000 people to test themselves in different Olympic and Paralympic Sports, and raise over £20million for charity by the end of 2012.
To find out more, visit the Gold Challenge website:http://www.goldchallenge.org
Sportivate is a £32 million Lottery programme that gives 14-25 year olds access to six-week courses in a range of sports including judo, golf, tennis, wakeboarding, athletics, and parkour or free running.
Find out more about your local area: http://www.sportengland.org/about_us/places_people_play/sportivate.aspx
More information is due to be released by Sport England shortly. Keep an eye on the Sport England website for more details.
The Mayor of London: Facility Fund aims 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.