Inspired Facilities

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The application window for the current round of Inspired Facilities will close on 3 November. If you are not ready to submit please do not rush your application as the dates for further rounds will be announced within the next few weeks.

Inspired Facilities is our £110 million programme that funds the renovation and modernisation of local sports facilities.

To date we have helped over 1,300 projects to improve and refurbish sports clubs or transform non-sporting venues into modern grassroots sport facilities. So whether you are a club, local authority, school or parish council we could help you improve your facilities.

As a result of feedback from previous applicants, we have changed the application process for Inspired Facilities. It is now an open programme which means that you can submit your application as soon as you are ready rather than having to rush to send it in by a specific date.

Please note that the February 2015 decision date has been rescheduled to April 2015 to enable us to support as many grassroots sports projects through the programme as possible.

If your project will be put at risk because you have time limited partnership funding which needs to be spent before the end of the financial year, please let us know by emailing us at inspired@sportengland.org and we will contact you to discuss.

Will this affect the next decision date in September?

No-  the decisions made in September 2015 will be for all applications received up to 8 June 2015.

Decision meetings will take place twice a year on the days shown in the table below: 

Decision meeting date

Deadline for applications  

September 2014

5pm on 9 June 2014

April 2015

5pm on 3 November 2014

September 2015

5pm on 8 June 2015

April 2016

5pm on 02 January 2016

Please note only one application per organisation can be considered at each decision meeting. Before applying for Inspired Facilities funding please read the key information that is listed in each of the sections below and download the Inspired Facilities catalogue and guide.