Sport England – Community Asset Fund

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Our Community Asset Fund is our new capital fund dedicated to enhancing the spaces in your local community

Whether it’s the park you run through, the hall you do classes in or the pitch you play on, welcoming and accessible spaces have a big impact on a person’s sport and activity experience – and likelihood of coming back.

Before applying for our Community Asset Fund, it is worth finding out more about the fund.

Our guide and accompanying document will tell you more about how and why we’re doing things differently, when we will make decisions plus tips and advice for developing your project or idea.

Fund: Community Asset Fund

What we want to achieve from this investment: – Improve and protect existing sports facilities that support the needs of local communities – Invest in new and different places that meet the needs of local communities, which include our target audiences – Ensure our capital investment reaches organisations who have not accessed our funding before – Create a more resilient, sustainable, less grant dependent sport sector

We welcome applications from all organisations

Value: £15 million per annum

Opening: 30 January 2017

Anticipated size of bids: £1,000 to £150,000

Timeframe: No deadline

Awards made from: February 2017.

As well as traditional sports facilities where people enjoy physical activity, there are thousands of outdoor spaces up and down the country – like canal towpaths, woodlands and open spaces – all with great potential to be used and enjoyed as part of an active lifestyle.

We’re keen to hear from any sports club or community organisation with a great idea that will make a difference to the places where people play sport and get active.

You might already own or lease a facility in the local community, are considering taking over some grounds or a facility that has the potential to be used for sport and leisure. We’re keen to hear from all of you.

Even if you haven’t accessed funding before – it doesn’t matter. We want to invest in your great ideas that will help get people active.

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