• Sport England's Protecting Playing Fields Programme

    Sport England has announced round 5 of their Protecting Playing Fields Programme (PPF) has re-opened for applications.
    Applications for funding can be submitted by organisations such as voluntary or community organisations, local authorities, sports clubs, playing field associations, charities and education establishments. PPF is seeking to support projects that help communities maximise the sporting benefits of playing field land. Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 will be available towards the purchase of land for new playing fields and bringing disused playing fields back into use. This can include:

    • The purchase of playing field land where there is a known and established threat, such as through the expiry of a lease or a development proposal
    • Improvements to existing pitches through leveling, drainage, reseeding and realignment.

    Local Education Authorities and schools are able to apply to the programme 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. All projects will be required to secure partnership funding.
    The application deadline for round 5 will be the 5th August 2013.
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    Posted on 4th July 2013