How to Apply

There are some 2o,ooo playing fields left in the UK, most of which are run by volunteers, and nearly all of which are struggling to survive due to lack of funding, advice, help and encouragement

Applying for a grant

The Playing Fields Legacy Fund provides grants to voluntary organisations that run or manage playing fields. Applicants will be expected to secure a major percentage of the total eligible project costs from other sources, and we strongly urge applicants to involve local businesses and other funding partners.

Above all, we expect that the project, once completed, will result in more people using playing fields to take part in outdoor sport. Please view the Frequently Asked Questions, which can be downloaded by clicking the link below, for guidance on eligibility.

Applications are welcomed from: County Playing Field Associations, voluntary sector sports clubs, City, Town and Parish Councils, Registered charities, not-for-profit organisations, local authorities and industrial and provident societies.

PFLF will consider providing funding for projects including:

  • pitch improvements
  • the construction of new pitches on existing sites and new sites
  • renovation of changing rooms or community rooms
  • feasibility studies for any of the above
  • to unlock funding from trusts and statutory grant-giving bodies, such as Sport England

Application Form

Please complete the application form, and email it, with any supporting documentation requested, to applications@playingfieldslegacyfund.org.uk

Download the application form: PFLF-Application-Form

Questions go to our FAQs

If you require any pre-application advice please contact us on 020 7713 8684.

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