A new funding stream has just been launched using the money raised from the 5p carrier bag charge in One Stop stores. Carriers for Causes grants are available for good causes within two miles of a One Stop shop. Not-for-profit organisations and groups can apply for grants of up to £1000, for projects that benefit local communities. The types of projects that will be funded are broad, and will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project. More information is available on the Carriers for Causes website. The grant funding… more
The Club Hub from Join In is an invaluable resource for those involved in running their local community sports clubs. It includes sections on managing volunteers, promoting the club, managing the club and has links to Sport England’s Club Matters site.
The Greggs Foundation uses the money raised from the 5p plastic bag charge to fund community projects in the communities around its stores. Under the Small Environment Grant scheme, not-for-profit organisations can apply for up… more
An interesting article from the Women’s Post, that discusses the important role that access to good quality open green spaces plays, in mitigating health and social issues.
The latest report by the Committee on the Rights of the Child paints a damning picture of respect for children’s rights by UK law and policy makers, including the right to play The Committee monitors implementation of… more
Profits from the Harrogate Flower Shows are handed back to the North of England Horticultural Society, enabling the charity to continue its important work in promoting horticulture. The society launched its grant programme in 2012… more
The Sport and Recreation Alliance’s Policy Manager, Leigh Thompson, has published his thoughts on the new Sport England strategy, and what it means for organisations looking for funding.
Biffa Award have announced changes to their eligibility criteria, which came into effect from 1st May 2016. The changes are due to the fact that less waste is going into landfill sites and therefore the… more
Sport England has published its new four year strategy, Towards an Active Nation, in which it commits £265m – 25% of its total resources – to tackling physical inactivity. The strategy will target the 28% of… more
The Cif Clean Team are running a promotion, whereby 5 community centres can win the opportunity to get a special deep clean. If your sports pavilion or village hall is in need of this, visit… more
Community sports projects in the East of England have received funding worth £900,000 from the Sport England Inspired Facilities fund.
Sport England has today published its new four year strategy, ‘Towards An Active Nation’. The strategy sets out how Sport England will respond to the Government Strategy for Sport ‘Sporting Future: a new Strategy for an Active… more
Leisure Opportunities reports that England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) funding for grassroots cricket and First Class Counties has been slashed in favour of increasing financial backing for the England Teams.
Organisations bidding for future Sport England facilities funding will stand a better chance if they plan to co-locate with services such as GP surgeries, police stations and libraries, according to the Property Director of Sport England.
Sports Management reports that the recent row over charging for Parkrun could pave the way for more dialogue between local authorities and sports providers.
Skipton Building Society has opened its Grassroots Giving programme for 2016, with a total funding pot of £81,500. Community groups from across the UK can apply for grants of £500. Applications can be made online… more
The Postcode Community Trust is open for applications until 31 May 2016. Registered charities in England and Scotland can apply for grants of a maximum of £20,000, and in Wales for a maximum of £10,000. Other not-for-profit… more
A pitch grading framework to benchmark the quality of every playing surface in the UK – complemented by an education framework to help those responsible to continually improve standards – is being called for by the Institute of Groundsmanship.
If you are a playing field manager with responsibility for goalposts on your site, it is vital that you are aware of the safety procedures that you need to follow. Harrod, sporting equipment manufacturer, has… more
- Dealing with dogs on your playing field
- New splash park and play area opens in Witney, Oxfordshire
- New outdoor gym in Churchdown, Gloucestershire
- To fence or not to fence? That is the question…
- Inclusive Play Park in Exeter is rated as number 6 in the world.
- Tesco Community Grants open for applications
- Outdoor Fitness Equipment Standard
- Safety of playground gates – what do you need to know?
- Postcode Community Trust open for applications until 31 May 2016
- Dog Fouling: how do you deal with it?