outstanding outdoor spaces

Playforce Events and Days

Fundraising events


Fundraising and charity are really important to us!

Find here useful dates for your calendar to organise events around social media days, take part in  charity events or meet us at conferences that Playforce will attend in the near future.

For the next three months, we will also direct you to teaching resources and ideas to make the social media days come alive in your school and raise the necessary funds to get the playground of your dreams!


Funding available all year

Arts Council Funding (arts focused schools may be eligible)
ASDA Foundation Funding (charities or those with support of local ASDA employees)
Awards for All Grants (community-based projects)
Big Lottery Fund Grants (lots of different grants available for schools)
Clore Duffield Funding (available to schools wanting to make creative learning spaces)
DHSSPSNI Health and Social Care Innovation Fund *NEW* (promoting healthy community projects)
Fields of Trust Funding (those eager to improve sports and play facilities)
Foyle Foundation Funding (state schools must prove all other funding is exhausted)
Football Foundation Funding (community groups and charities)
Garfield Weston Foundation Grants (schools focused on promoting arts, environment, health)
Groundwork Partnerships (anyone can apply!)
Heritage Lottery Fund (some schools have been able to receive funding for play projects)
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Funding (to overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity)
People’s Health Trust Funding (Active communities in areas affected by health inequalities)
London Marathon Charitable Trust - Charity small and large grants available for projects that increase people's physical activity levels and access to sports. Geographical re-strictions for this one though: London, Surrey, South Northamptonshire and Aylesbury Vale only. Applications welcome all year round.
Sport England – Funding  a range of grant programmes that aim to raise participation in sport

Wooden Spoon Charity (For projects to help disadvantaged young people and support healthy living)

01/10: Black history month

01/10: Walk to school month

01/10: The Big Draw

04/10: World Space Week

05/10: World Teachers Day

29/10: Daylight saving time ends

31/10: Halloween

05/11: Bonfire Night

11/11: Remembrance Day

13/11: Anti Bullying Week

17/11: BBC Children in Need

20/11: Road Safety Week

30/11: St Andrews Day

15/12: Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day

21/12: Winter Solstice

24/12: Christmas Eve

25/12: Christmas Day

26/12: Boxing Day

31/12: New Year's Eve