Sport England invests Lottery and Grant-in-Aid funding to increase the number of people playing sport regularly, keep them playing, improve sporting facilities and develop sporting talent.
For any clubs or organisations looking to replace leaky roofs, install new boilers, improve their coaching or equipment or protect their playing field, there are a number of funding streams that are currently open.
Grants of up to £50,000 to help modernise and improve clubs’ facilities are available through the Inspired Facilities programme. The Protecting Playing Fields programme protects and improves playing fields, with all playing fields in the scheme protected from development for at least 25 years.
The Community Sport Activation Fund is available to local authorities and local community groups to support grassroots activity, while the Improvement Fund will award grants worth £150,000 to £500,000 into sustainable projects with a clear local need.
Small grants between £300 and £10,000 are available for coaching and equipment; the Small Grants fund has invested £7.8 million of Lottery money into 1,100 smaller grassroots sports projects.
Over the last few years many clubs and organisations in the Rother Valley have secured investment from Sport England. Small grants have been awarded to Wales Parish Council, Whiston Parish Church Cricket Club, Maltby Town Council, Aston Hall Cricket Club, Rotherham Sailing Club, Kiveton Park and Wales Community Development Trust, Maltby Miners Welfare Cricket Club juniors and Ulley Sailing Club. Kiveton Park Miners Welfare Scheme and Aston Hall Cricket Club have also been awarded significant funding through the Inspired Facilities Programme.
For more information about Sport England’s funding please visit www.sportengland.org/funding or call 08458 508 508.