Posted: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:15
Sport England recognises that the places where people play sport has a really big impact on a person's experience and likelihood they will come back regularly. They're continuing to invest in all types of facilities, especially multi-sport for its major strategic investments.
In December 2016, they will:
- Launch the first phase of their new Community Asset Fund. If you're an organisation looking to take over sports facilities, a sports club that wants to expand or you have a great idea for a project that's clearly needed in the local community, then this could be the fund for you. £7.5 million will be available for single and multi-sport community facilities in this phase.
Based on similar projects they've already supported, they're expecting to make awards of between £5,000 and £150,000. You'll be able to submit your bids from the beginning of January 2017. They plan to make the first awards from April 2017 onwards.
Since publishing their strategy, Towards an Active Nation, Sport England have been doing a lot of detailed work to develop their new funding programmes. Further details of these can be seen on their website.