NALC (National Association of Local Councils) reports that a record number of local (parish and town) council parks and green spaces will be flying the Green Flag Award this year – around 30 England.
An interesting article from Total Landscape Care about the importance of including challenging natural features in the design of new play areas.
Sports Management reports that the Lawn Tennis Association is embarking on a project to renovate park tennis courts over the next few years, following this year’s success at Wimbledon.
The Communities and Local Government Committee has launched an inquiry into public parks to examine the impact of reduced local authority budgets on these open spaces.The inquiry will consider concerns that the existence of public parks… more
Sports Management reports that funding for Sport England and UK Sport will remain the same after Brexit, unless there is an emergency budget.
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… 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.
- Dealing with dogs on your playing field
- New splash park and play area opens in Witney, Oxfordshire
- New outdoor gym in Churchdown, Gloucestershire
- Outdoor Fitness Equipment Standard
- To fence or not to fence? That is the question…
- The use of paint on playground equipment
- Dog Fouling: how do you deal with it?
- Playground Notices
- The Open Spaces Society has launched a campaign to save England’s much-loved open spaces.
- Inclusive Play Park in Exeter is rated as number 6 in the world.