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.
- Education establishments.
The deadline for receipt of applications for the first round is 6 July 2011.
For more information visit www.sportengland.org