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.
- Ordering Inspired Facilities signage If you received Inspired Facilities funding on or after 12 August 2013, you need to order and pay for your own signs through our supplier DMA Signs. This page explains how to do it. Read more
- How to apply Find out how you can apply for Inspired Facilities funding to help transform your project's facilities Read more
- Required documents There are vital documents that we must receive as part of your Inspired Facilities application, find out what they are Read more
- Our assessment criteria Discover the criteria that we will assess your application against and what our priorities are Read more
- Frequently asked questions Before you apply for funding read through our FAQs to find out more about creating a strong application Read more
- Inspired Facilities round 5 awards Details of awardees for Inspired Facilities round 5 funding. Read more