Sport England has announced that from 30 January 2017, sports clubs, local authorities, schools and community organisations will be able to apply for funding from its Community Asset Fund.
This is a new £15 million per year capital fund dedicated to enhancing the spaces in the local community that give people the opportunity to be active. This can include traditional sports facilities as well as outdoor spaces like canal towpaths, woodlands and open spaces; etc that can be used as part of an active lifestyle. Grants will be available for all types of projects and organisations can request awards ranging from £1,000 to £150,000.
Statutory bodies and education establishments will specifically need to:
- Provide a minimum of pound-for-pound partnership funding
- Demonstrate the strategic need for their project proportionate to the scale of investment requested
- Limit requests to a maximum of £150,000 within any 12-month period.
This is a rolling programme and applications can be submitted at any time.