The Sustainable Investment in Communities Facilities Fund

Sport England has announced that they are accepting applications through its new Sustainable Investment in Communities Fund. The fund is open to organisations, including applicants from sports clubs, voluntary or community organisations, local authorities, and education establishments, such as schools, colleges and universities. Sustainable Investment in Communities Facilities Fund will invest £10m a year of Lottery and Exchequer money into innovative projects capable of transforming the places where we play or take part in sport.

The Fund is aiming to invest in projects that demonstrate Impact and the contribution to grow, sustain and excel; sustainability; ability to deliver. Priority will be given to proposals that draw in funding from other sources. Priority will be given to projects with a collaborative or consortia approach which can demonstrate the potential to grow and sustain participation in community sport.

The funding is for the development of the capital infrastructure, this can include contributions to the costs of new build; modernisation; and major fixed equipment where it is an integral part of a project. There will be a two-stage application process. The closing dates are 30 June and 31 December each year.

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