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Sport England Framework Contractors

Blakedown Sport & Play are one of only six contractors that have been selected by Sport England to support their framework for the design and construction of artificial outdoor sports surfaces.

This framework agreement is a part of a new strategy by Sport England to facilitate the delivery of new and upgraded sports facilities across England under the £50million Places People Play initiative and the £28million National Lottery funding stream. As a nationwide contractor, we also work on Sport Scotland projects (e.g. Broughty AFC) and Sport Wales projects (e.g. Bangor City FC).

Cutting the ribbon to open a new astroturf hockey pitch Football Foundation funding cheque presented to Woodford High School Tony Adams opening Blakedown's new sports complex at Brunel University Cutting the ribbon to open Blakedown's MUGA in Burnham-on-Sea Funding for Hambledon Skatepark, built by Blakedown Sport & Play Lambeth Borough Council's opening ceremony for 3G artificial turf Joga Bonita football pitches constructed by Blakedown Opening ceremony for a Blakedown athletics track and sports facilities in London Work commences on Blakedown's sports facilities for the All Saints Action Network Funding for community sports facilities Players from England Hockey attend the opening of a Blakedown sand-dressed pitch

Alex Ferguson and Richard Scudamore attend the opening of Blakedown's football pitch construction at Stretford Sports Village

Sourcing funding for your project

Sport England is a consultee for any new sports surface or playing field construction in England. Every sport is allocated its own specific funding stream, and funds are administered either by Sport England itself or by each sport's own governing body or association. These governing bodies will also allocate their own funding streams independently.

The Football Foundation, RFU, LTA, England Hockey, and England Netball are examples of governing bodies that can be sources of funding for clubs, community groups, colleges and schools. Local authorities are also a source of funding, and will also often allocate partial funding in combination with other sources for many types of proposed facility.

Factors to consider

Knowing what funding is available
From small grants for sports equipment to investment in multi-million pound facilities, there are many different sources of funding that can be applied for and allocated.
Selecting a funding stream
Sport England allocate funds through funding streams: some are solicited to achieve specific objectives, others are open and cater for investments considered on a general, applicant-lead basis.
Budgeting and forecasting
We can provide budget prices for a range of sports surface constructions and advise on conceptualisation and planning. We offer a turnkey design and build service for all sports surfaces and we can help to ensure that the finalised proposal exactly fits the conditions for funding.
Applying for funding
As Approved Framework Contractors, we can advise on submitting an application for funding to Sport England, and provide information on the funding process.
Opening the tarmac MUGA and courts at East Riding College in Bridlington Opening the Archie Gordon 3G rugby pitch at Leeds Rhinos Rugby Academy

Please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss budgeting for a new sports facility.

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