Sport England has two funds due to open, both part of the Places People Play programme, which is inspired by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
- Iconic Facilities
Sport England has announced the next round of the Iconic Facilities programme will open 10 October 2011.
The Iconic Facilities programme is an enhanced version of the previous Sustainable Facilities fund. Iconic Facilities will distribute funding in three rounds until 2012. This fund will support innovative large-scale, multi-sport facility projects that are regionally significant for at least two sports. The Round two Prospectus will be available early September 2011.
Round Two Deadline: 19 December 2011
- Inspired Facilities
The Inspired Facilities programe is due to launch 1 August 2011. Inspired Facilities will provide capital grants to refurbish and improve community sporting facilities. Community and voluntary organisations and parish and town councils will be able to apply for £20,000 – £50,000. At least 70% of the funding available is set-aside for these groups. Local authorities, statutory organisations, and education establishments such as schools will be able to apply for £20,000 – £150,000.
Eligible improvements have been grouped into five areas:
- Building modernisation
- Outdoor sports lighting
- Outdoor sports surfaces and AdiZones
- Modular buildings
- Sports equipment.
There will be workshops across England to provide potential applicants with more information about the programme.