Grants of between £2,500 - £5,000 are available from the Angus Irvine Playing Fields Fund to local community groups, sports clubs and charities to increase opportunities for young people up to the age of 25 in disadvantaged areas to play outdoor sport. This could include:
- Disadvantaged young people
- Women and girls
- Disabled children and young people
- Young people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities
Grants can be used for the development and improvement of playing fields and other facilities; volunteer training including the provision of qualifications; purchasing specialist disability equipment; or the development of long-term sustainability, for example marketing and finance expertise. Applications for grant to help unlock additional funding from other funders are encouraged.
Applications can be made for grants towards some or all of the following types of projects with the intention of growing capacity to reach more young people:
- The development and improvement of playing fields and other facilities.
- The development and training of volunteers including the provision of qualifications.
- The purchase of specialist disability equipment.
- The development of long-term sustainability, for example marketing and finance expertise.
Where it can be demonstrated that a grant will help unlock additional funding from other funders, this is encouraged.
Currently the fund is focusing on making grants within four main urban areas of strategic focus. These are:
The fund will close to applications on the 28th February 2020.
For more information on applying to the fund please contact AIPFF@accesssport.co.uk or call the Access Sport office on 0207 993 9883