Many good sports facilities are often underused when they're not being used by their main user. This can especially be the case for facilities on educational sites out of normal school hours.
As a result, we’re keen to encourage increasing the availability of underused sports facilities to the wider community.
When a provider, including an educational establishment decides that its sports facilities will be available for wider community use, it’s valuable to formalise this with a Community Use Agreement (CUA). This should help to secure well-managed and safe community use by detailing how the arrangements are intended to operate, and typically should cover things like hours of availability, management arrangements and pricing policy.