Funding: Launch of Places People Play - Protecting Playing Fields Scheme

Sport England has launched the Places People Play programme to create a legacy of participation for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, investing £10 million of National Lottery funding in community sports projects over three years from 2011-2014.

The Protecting Playing Fields (PFF) scheme will fund capital projects to establish, develop and improve playing fields for community and sporting use.

Grants of £20,000 to £50,000 are available and match funding is required for all applications.

Eligible organisations are those entitled to receive public funding, including the following:

  • Voluntary or community organisations.
  • Local authorities.
  • Sports clubs.
  • Playing field associations.
  • Charities.
  • Education establishments.

The deadline for receipt of applications for the first round is 6 July 2011.

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