With increasing pressure on local authority spending, community rights represent an opportunity for you to protect and take control of your local sports pitches, pavilions, sports halls and pools.
Taking control of sports assets can help your club grow, develop new opportunities, secure its future and be more engaged with other local people and organisations, thereby placing your club at the heart of your community.
Community Assets Guidance
Club Matters’ Community Assets Guidance is an interactive guide designed to help you understand what you can do with community rights and how you can go about getting involved. It also highlights where you can get support and funding to help you with this.
The guide has been developed to:
- Provide a simple step-by-step guide so sports organisations know how new legislation might enable them to protect, buy, or run local sports facilities
- Outline the provisions in the Localism Act 2011 for community rights that sports clubs can use to protect, buy, or run local sports facilities
- Signpost sports clubs to further advice from us and other agencies, as well as to funding and in-kind support that may help them develop proposals under the new rights.