outstanding outdoor spaces

Other funding options

08 January 2018

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In our last guide, we showed you some of the impact evidence that proves why good outdoor spaces are so important for children’s health. In our latest guide, we’ve got loads of other funding options that can help you to keep children fit and well. 

The Youth Sport Trust got it right when they said that training for teachers, more varied activities, and new equipment to get classes moving are helping to usher in a ‘once in a generation’ transformation of PE in primary schools.

In addition to the Primary PE and Sport Premium there are further funding programmes and grants available, specifically focused on improving health and fitness, that you can use to improve your outdoor space. Here are just two of the dozens we've found...

The Healthy Pupils Capital Programme

The healthy pupils capital programme funding should be available in 2018 to 2019. All state-funded primary, secondary and sixth-form schools in England should be eligible to receive funding. Information on the allocation formula, spending guidance and bidding criteria will follow… but we are still waiting to hear more from the Government. The good news is, however, if/when this does turn up, you can use it to improve your play areas!

Community Asset Fund Sport 

England’s Community Asset Fund is dedicated to developing spaces in the community that give people the opportunity to be active. Whilst it isn’t specifically aimed at schools, if you can demonstrate that you use your outdoor space to engage with the community (proactively) and encourage community activity, you could be eligible for this. You can find out more information here.

And that’s not all! There are so many more grants available that you might want to consider. You can find out about them in part 3 of our PE & Sports Advice Guide here. You can also read Part 1 on the Primary Sports & PE Premium here. 


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