Community Asset Fund

Our Community Asset Fund is our new capital fund dedicated to enhancing the spaces in your local community

Whether it’s the park you run through, the hall you do classes in or the pitch you play on, welcoming and accessible spaces have a big impact on a person’s sport and activity experience – and likelihood of coming back.


Our Community Asset Fund opened on 30 January 2017 – and we've received an exceptionally high volume of applications since.

We have received more than 1,456 applications requesting a total amount of £75m so far (1 October 2017). This figure exceeds this year's budget by more than 500%.

As a result, the assessment process is taking a little longer than anticipated and the current turnaround time is now estimated at approximately 8-10 weeks. This period may increase for some applications where we need to clarify details on the project.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause and ask that you bear with us while we assess the high volume of applications received for our new fund.

Apply now for our Community Asset Fund

Guidance and support

Before applying for our Community Asset Fund, it is worth finding out more about the fund.

Our guide and accompanying document will tell you more about how and why we're doing things differently, when we will make decisions plus tips and advice for developing your project or idea.

Download the guide and accompanying document below.

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As well as traditional sports facilities where people enjoy physical activity, there are thousands of outdoor spaces up and down the country – like canal towpaths, woodlands and open spaces – all with great potential to be used and enjoyed as part of an active lifestyle.

We’re keen to hear from any sports club or community organisation with a great idea that will make a difference to the places where people play sport and get active.

You might already own or lease a facility in the local community, are considering taking over some grounds or a facility that has the potential to be used for sport and leisure. We’re keen to hear from all of you.

Even if you haven’t accessed funding before – it doesn’t matter. We want to invest in your great ideas that will help get people active.