26th Jan 2012
North Yorkshire Sport will be hosting a workshop to be delivered by Sport England colleagues regarding the Inspired Facilities Funding programme. Further information on the funding can be found below.
"At least £35 million of the funding will go to community and voluntary organisations, through grants of between £20,000 and £50,000. The remaining money will be open to a wider group of organisations, including councils and schools, with grants of up to £150,000 available.
Investment will be available to breathe new life into tired facilities that can be unattractive to sports participants, expensive to run and difficult to maintain, putting these clubs right back at the heart of their local communities. There will also be money available to convert existing buildings into venues that are suitable for grassroots sport.
The programme has been designed to be as simple and accessible as possible for potential applicants, making it attractive to community groups and sports clubs who may not have received public funding before.
To make sure the technical elements of the application process don’t put off groups with good projects, Sport England has created a catalogue of typical facilities developments and improvements, based on what sports clubs have told us they need.
For successful applicants, there is also the opportunity to make use of a group of pre-appointed contractors who can do the work without the need for a lengthy procurement process."
Arrangements for the workshop are not yet finalised but it will be aimed at Sports Development professionals, Local Authorities, NGB's and clubs and voluntary organisations. Round 2 of the inspired facilities funding programme will open in February, North Yorkshire has been highlighted as an area where Sport England would welcome further bids from (this may be a good round to put an application in). The workshop will allow you to find out more information about the funding programme, find out what has and hasn't been funded to date, and most importantly allow you to speak with the people in charge of the programme to share your ideas and get some useful hints and tips.
Please could you save the date of Wednesday 8th February, and share with anyone who may be interested in attending. We will be holding an afternoon and evening workshop at Harrogate Hockey Club. As soon as the final details are confirmed we will also communicate how you book on to one of the sessions.
North Yorkshire Sport
Harrogate High School
Tel: 01423 556437
Fax: 01423 556730