Accessing school sports funding


Playforce was one of the first to offer a complete, consultative approach to developing tailored playgrounds. With consultants and playgrounds in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, as well as further afield, their award-winning designs are backed up by a reputation for being the playground supplier most likely to be recommended by schools. Contact [email protected] for more information.

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The team at Playforce work hard to help increase opportunities for physical activity and sport in schools and the wider community, and have been campaigning to tackle issues such as childhood obesity and the role sporting events play in inspiring children to live active lives for a number of years. In support of this goal, Playforce design equipment and outdoor spaces for schools and nurseries to encourage active play and exercise as part of a child’s daily routine.

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].

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