Sport England – Update on the Community Asset Fund
Posted: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:59
Sport England's Community Asset Fund is a programme dedicated to enhancing the spaces in your local community that give people the opportunity to be active. The fund provides grants of between £1K and £150K.
There are a number of things Sport England want to achieve with this investment, but most importantly they want to help local organisations to create good customer experiences and financially sustainable facilities that benefit their community for years to come – which may mean providing help to get things up and running too.
While Sport England will continue to invest in projects that help people get into sport and increase the number who are regularly taking part, they are also looking to invest in projects that look beyond this to how sport and physical activity can – and does – change lives and becomes a force for social good.
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.
Sport England is 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. Sport England are keen to hear from all of you.