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Grants and Funding News
23Jan

Playing Fields Legacy Fund

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Grants are available to not-for-profit voluntary groups, organisations and clubs that run or manage community playing fields in Great Britain, so their pitches and facilities can be revived and well used and thus result in more people taking part in outdoor sport.

Fund Information

Funding body:

Playing Fields Legacy Fund

Maximum value:

£ 10,000

Application deadline:

None specified

Background

The Playing Fields Legacy Fund (PFLF) is a registered charity which works to support the 20,000 playing fields left in the UK, most of which are run by volunteers, and nearly all of which are struggling to survive due to lack of funding, advice, help and encouragement.

The Playing Fields Legacy Fund is administered by London Playing Fields Foundation on behalf of the PFLF Trustees.

Objectives of Fund

The aim of the fund is to get more people, especially the young and disadvantaged, playing outdoor sport through more effective use of playing fields.

The fund provides seed-corn grants to unlock funding from other sources.

Value Notes

The maximum grant amount is normally £10,000 in any 12-month period.

Match Funding Restrictions

Applicants are expected to secure a major percentage of the total eligible project costs from other sources. They are ‘strongly urged’ to involve local businesses and other funding partners.

The partnership funding can include in-kind contributions.

Who Can Apply

Applications will be accepted from the following legally constituted not-for-profit organisations:

  • County Playing Field Associations.

  • Voluntary sector sports clubs.

  • Parish Councils and Town Councils.

  • Registered charitable organisations.

  • Unincorporated not-for-profit organisations.

  • Industrial and Provident Societies (also known as Registered Societies).

  • Local authorities.

Location

Great Britain

Restrictions

The following are not eligible for funding unless there are exceptional circumstances:

  • Individuals.

  • Profit-making organisations.

  • Play equipment.

  • Help with the general running costs of an organisation.

  • Repeat or regular events, or repeat funding of projects previously funded by other grant bodies.

  • Retrospective funding. (Projects that have already started will not be funded.)

  • Items which only benefit an individual, such as bursaries or kit and equipment that is not shared.

  • Projects intended primarily at private or personal gain.

  • More than £10,000 to the same organisation in any 12-month period.

  • Sports sessions which take place in school during curriculum time.

  • The erection of temporary buildings.

  • Sponsorship, endowments or loan repayments.

  • Projects that require planning permission that is not yet in place.

  • Projects that will not start within the next 12 months.

  • Projects that take place and incur costs before the date of the grant award letter.

Eligible Expenditure

Revenue and capital funding is available for new projects.

Priority will be given to the following:

  • Increasing the number of people participating in sport across the country.

  • Establishing voluntary playing field groups in parts of the country where none exist, particularly in inner city areas.

  • Training for leaders of local groups and organisations connected to playing fields.

  • Helping more voluntary groups to make high quality applications for funding that helps to protect or make greater use of local playing fields.

  • Providing seed money to stimulate new investment in playing fields, such as drainage, levelling, returfing, artifical turf pitches, MUGAs, pavilions and floodlighting.

  • Providing match funding to help unlock grants from other bodies, such as Sport England and Football Foundation, in applications with a playing fields focus.

The funding can be used for the following:

  • Pitch improvements.

  • Construction of new pitches on existing sites and new sites.

  • Renovation of changing rooms or community rooms.

  • Feasibility studies for any of the above.

  • Unlock funding from trusts and statutory grant-giving bodies, such as Sport England.

How To Apply

The PFLF will not be accepting any further applications for a temporary period whilst it considers the future direction of the Charity. Applications currently submitted will be assessed and award decisions made in due course.

An application form can be downloaded from the PFLF website. 

The following documents should be included as part of the application:

  • Constitution document (if any).

  • Latest audited accounts.

  • Latest bank statement.

  • VAT status.

  • Two reference letters of support from either the applicant's local authority, county sports partnership, governing body of sport, or county playing field association.

  • Insurance details/evidence of cover for public indemnity/public liability

It is preferred that the completed application should be submitted by email, where possible.


Useful documents & links

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Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Enquiries
    Playing Fields Legacy Fund
    3rd Floor
    73 Collier Street
    London
    N1 9BE
    Tel: 020 7323 0331
    Email: [email protected]

 

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