15 Sep

Playing fields are one of the most important resources for sport in England but many of them become waterlogged or in a state of disrepair, so we are investing £33 million of National Lottery funding into improving community sports fields.

The Protecting Playing Fields funding programme is part of Sport England’s strategy which is focused on helping more people acquire lifelong sporting habits. It will invest in capital projects to either create new natural turf pitches or improve existing ones that need levelling or drainage works.

The programme is being delivered via funding rounds with approximately £3 million allocated to Round 8. The first seven rounds of funding have benefited 439 projects.

Round 8 will open on 14 September 2015 and close at 5pm on 9 November 2015.

Round 9 will open in the Autumn of 2016

Initial decisions on applications received for Round 8 will be made in February 2016. These webpages, the guide and FAQs will be updated on 14 September to provide all you need to find out more about the next Round of Protecting Playing Fields including how to apply, how your application will be assessed and what we’re looking for.

For full details and further information visit our website: Sport England


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