• Sport Englands Protecting Playing Fields Programme

    Sport England has announced round 7 of their Protecting Playing Fields Programme (PPF) has opened for applications.
    PPF supports projects that help communities maximise the sporting benefits of playing field land. In the previous funding rounds, grants of between £10,000 and £65,000 were available to provide new playing fields, bring into use disused playing fields or improve existing playing fields in order to establish and/or host a community club-schools link. Approximately £4 million is available in each funding round. The first six rounds of funding has benefited 399 projects who have been able to either create new natural turf pitches or improve existing ones that needed levelling or drainage works.
    Applications can be submitted by organisations such as voluntary or community organisations, local authorities, sports clubs, playing field associations, charities and schools. All local authority and school based projects will require a Community Use Agreement with Sport England.
    The closing date for applications is the 9th February 2015.
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    Posted on 13th January 2015