Let’s recap on how to fund your playground project

20 October 2020

We’ve written about funding your playground project a lot over the years… But if you’re thinking about developing your outdoor space, or adding to it, we know it can be hard to see the wood for the trees in terms of support, advice and guidance. That’s why we’ve put our top resources together in one place. All designed to make sure you have all the money you need to create a wonderful, engaging, fun and educational outdoor space that can help to meet curriculum needs as well as providing lots of opportunities for children to enjoy themselves and, when necessary, blow off steam!
Our Playforce events and days page is packed with ideas and prompts for fundraising activities. Here you’ll find details of grants and funding streams currently available and inspiration for events that could be run by your PTA or pupils.
Read "Fundraising for your new playground… where should you start?"
Read "Top Tips – starting a new playground fundraising project"
Read "Top tips for structuring a successful bid for grant funding!"
Read "Getting started with applying for grants"
Read “Funding options for your school play project


Watch "How to apply for school grants and funding"
Watch "How to apply for Awards for All Big Lottery funding"
Watch "Fundraising Ideas For Schools - Healthy Fundraiser"
Watch "Foreign currency collections"
Watch "School fundraising ideas from Children in Need"
Watch "Make a fundraising video like this primary school"
Watch "How to organise a sponsored walk"


Wow! Well if you’ve read all that then you should have enough to get started with. We’d love to hear any additional ideas you might have.


But included in there are lots of articles and videos about applying for grants. And we know that can be complicated. That’s why we’re here to help, here at Playforce, with tailored funding advice and support for every school project that wants it. To talk to us about this you can contact us here.  We’ll be writing about this, with lots of guidance on how to make a funding application (and get it right) in our next article. If you’d like to talk to us before then, please get in touch!

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