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
M&S Energy has opened its Community Fund for applications. The fund will be open until 31 May 2016. Not-for-profit groups are able to apply for funding for projects that will use renewable energy to provide… more
Play Wales have produced a useful toolkit for schools and local organisations looking to work together to make school playing fields and play spaces available out of teaching hours. This can often be an important… more
Speaking at a recent conference about the government Sports Strategy, Andy Reed has warned that the existence of volunteer sports clubs may be at risk in the future.
Horticulture Week reports that The Parks Alliance has published a new report, ‘The Natural Playground; Growing the next Generation’, which details the importance of parks to family life.
SAPCA (Sport and Play Construction Association) will be holding a Sports Surfaces Symposium at Kempton Park Racecourse on Tuesday 5 July 2016. The event, which is free to attend, provides delegates with an opportunity to meet… more
Turf Maintenance Live will be holding another event in June when eight of the UK’s leading turf industry suppliers will be showcasing the latest turf maintenance technologies and practices. This is a free to attend event but delegates must register in advance.
Sports Management reports that the LGA (Local Government Association) believes that Sport England funding should changed to be more in favour of locally led initiatives and less towards National Governing Bodies of Sport.
The government is exploring the possibility of reducing or scrapping corporation tax for sports clubs.
Campey Turf Care Systems in partnership with Dennis, Sisis, ICL, Limagrain, Pitchcare and New Holland have announced a UK and Ireland Grassroots Pitch Renovation Tour for 2016. This comprises a free to attend series of full pitch… more
A London borough has succeeded in reducing dog fouling in its parks by 50% by trialing a new DNA testing system.
- Postcode Community Trust open for applications until 31 May 2016
- M&S Energy Community Fund open for applications
- Dealing with dogs on your playing field
- New splash park and play area opens in Witney, Oxfordshire
- Goalpost Safety – what do you need to know?
- To fence or not to fence? That is the question…
- Skipton Building Society Grassroots Giving programme open for applications
- Goal Post Safety
- Outdoor Fitness Equipment Standard
- Sport England publishes new four year strategy