Inspired Facilities

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 had on people's lives.

As we start to develop the funding programmes in line with our new strategy, we have decided to pause the Inspired Facilities fund to ensure any future facilities funding is fully integrated into, and supports, our new strategy and priorities.

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