Latest round of Inspired Facilities Fund announced – 148 projects share £10m
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
star job
Life Leisure
Circa £17,500 – £20,000 per annum
Stockport, UK
star job
Celtic Manor Resort
Competitive
Newport, United Kingdom
Impulse Leisure
Up to £27. 85 per hour
Adur District, UK
truGym
Competitive
Chatham, UK
Swimming Nature
£18 - £23 per hour
North London, United Kingdon

Latest round of Inspired Facilities Fund announced – 148 projects share £10m

Job opportunities
LeisureForce
IRO £42,000 per annum tax-free
location: London, UK
Redditch Borough Council
Up to £ 81,190 per annum
location: Redditch, UK
Hellidon Lakes Hotel
Competitive Salary & Benefits
location: Hellidon, Daventry, UK
more jobs

A total of 148 local sports projects will share £10m of National Lottery funding in the latest round of Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund.

The funding is aimed at breathing new life into community sports facilities that have become worn-down, expensive to run or difficult to maintain. The funding is also being used to convert existing buildings into venues that are more suitable for grassroots sport.

Among the projects to receive funding are Streatham Youth and Community Trust (£67,900), which will use the money to convert a youth centre into a high quality sports facility and Bishop Auckland Canoe and Kayaking Club. The canoe club was handed £54,900 towards a move to a new location – a disused swimming pool at St John’s RC – and set up its first permanent home.

The Inspired Facilities Fund is open to community and voluntary organisations which are able to bid for grants of between £20,000 and £75,000. Other organisations such as councils and schools able to apply for grants of up to £150,000.

Following criticism by community sports organisations over application procedures in the past, the grant is now an open programme which means projects can submit applications at a time convenient to them, rather than being restricted by a specific deadline.

Awards will still, however, be made and announced on a bi-annual basis.

Sport England’s property director, Charles Johnston, said: “The Inspired Facilities Fund has made a huge impact on grassroots sports since its inception, and remains one of our most popular funds.

“Since 2011, we have invested £94m into 1,800 projects to improve and refurbish existing sports facilities all over the country.”

For more info in the Inspired Facilities Fund – and how to apply – click here for the Sports England website.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
A total of 148 local sports projects will share £10m of National Lottery funding in the latest round of Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund.
SAR,PUB
Since 2011, Sport England has invested £94m into 1,800 community sport projects / Sport England
employer of choice
Would you like to work for a gym operator that allows you to develop and use your skills to the full whilst being well rewarded? The Gym is totally committed to allowing 'the manager to manage' and rewarding our key personnel for delivery... More
MIE FitQuest
MIE FitQuest