Multiple sources of funding are available for ‘grassroots’ facilities including sports pitch construction or redevelopment, new changing facilities and pavilions, and new fencing and floodlighting. Many of the available grants will often be awarded as a percentage of the total build cost, with the remainder being raised by the club, college or association seeking the funding.
Blakedown Sport & Play can provide assistance with sports facility design and budgeting for a range of surfaces and sports provision. Please contact us for information about our construction services and funding for your sports facility.
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 Bonito 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
Sand-filled pitch at Wrenn School was partially Sport England lottery funded
Sport England provide funding for community-lead sports facilities
Players from England Hockey attend the opening of a Blakedown sand-dressed pitch
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.