We also work alongside a number of organisations also championing outdoor activities and sport, including Sports for Schools and the Challenger Trust, in order to support as many young people as possible accessing good quality and inspiring activities.
In January, the Community Asset Fund was launched by Sport England to support the development of facilities to help the whole community to be more active, more often. This, along with the soon-to-be increasing PE and Sport Premium, has opened up opportunities for schools to use their playgrounds for more than just break-time or after-school play. The playground can become a fitness equipment hub for pupils, staff and the wider community.
However, we also understands that accessing grants, finding the time to complete applications and working out which to apply for is time consuming and often confusing. So, their team will help to guide schools through this process, using their experience and knowledge from working in the education sector for almost 20 years, and relationships with funding bodies.
In addition, Playforce offer a financing option to either fully or partially fund a project, allowing schools to enjoy the benefits of a new installation straight away, spreading the cost over a number of years, or whilst additional fundraising activity takes place. There are more ideas to help with fundraising on our previous article here.
If you’re interested in finding out how you can improve sports facilities in your playground, or to get our free fundraising infographic on the Sport England Community Asset Fund, book a consultation with your local Playforce advisor or email the team on [email protected].