Playing fields are one of the most important resources for sport in England but many of them are waterlogged or in a state of disrepair, so we are investing £28 million of National Lottery funding into improving community sports fields.
The programme is being delivered via eight funding rounds with approximately £4 million being awarded to projects in each round. The first six rounds of funding has benefited 399 projects who have been able to either create new natural turf pitches or improve existing ones that needed leveling or drainage works.
Round 6 opened on 3 February 2014 and closed on 24 March 2014.
Round 7 will open on 10 December 2014 and close on 09 February 2015.
Round 8 will open on 14 September 2015 and close on 02 November 2015.
As a result of the fund creating, developing and improving approximately 500 playing fields, more people will be able to play sport at a good quality location near them.
These webpages contain all the information and guidance you need to find out more about Protecting Playing Fields including how to apply, how your application will be assessed and what we're looking for.