Inspired Facilities

Inspired Facilities fund to pause in January 2016

Every week, sports facilities across England play a huge role in helping millions of people enjoy being active. It's the roofs on the club houses, the boilers that make the showers piping hot and the floodlights that make winter sport possible that make a difference.

Our Inspired Facilities fund has made it possible for almost 2000 sports clubs to make major improvements to their facilities, some of which were decades old and risked driving members away if not modernised.

Each project has significantly improved the sporting experience offered to people who play sport. We're very proud of the diverse range of projects we've supported with National Lottery funding, and the impact that has hadon people's lives.

We are currently developing our new strategy to support grassroots sport for 2016-2021. As such, we have decided to pause the Inspired Facilities fund on Monday 11 January 2016, so that we can make sure any future facilities funding is fully integrated into, and supports, our new strategy and priorities.

Of course, we still have a range of funding opportunities available to grassroots sports projects. More information is available on our funding pages.

Round nine of our Inspired Facilities fund closed at 5pm on Monday 11 January 2016. Applicants will be notified of decisions on their applications in early May.