Hockey clubs in England can now access up to £10,000 to create or improve facilities.
The Sport England Places and Spaces fund initially set out to help sport clubs in the West Midlands create, enhance, or redevelop their facilities with up to £10,000 in funding as part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The initiative, which launched last November in partnership with Crowdfunder, now totals £7 million and is rolling out nationally, with an aim to help sports clubs bring people together and keep their communities physically active.
To receive the funding, clubs and other physical activity organisations must run a crowdfunding campaign on the Crowdfunder platform and meet certain criteria.
Rob Love, Crowdfunder’s CEO, said: “Sport England’s Places and Spaces fund has seen some fantastic projects aiming to enhance and redevelop sports facilities for the benefit of their community as part of Birmingham 2022.
“The organisations that have crowdfunded have not only raised enough to make their ideas happen but have expressed many other benefits as a result of their crowdfunding campaigns: from new members, to new sponsorship partnerships, to better connections within the community.
“This fund has been accessible to the West Midlands initially and we’re now really excited to be able to support more projects across the whole of England!”
Tim Hollingsworth, Chief Executive of Sport England, said that Birmingham 2022 is the catalyst to help communities all over the country get active, connect, and have fun.
He said: “By making our Places & Spaces fund available nationally, and focusing on areas with the greatest need, we’re allowing organisations to provide brilliant new facilities in their local area to help tackle inequalities and allow everyone to get active in outstanding environments.”
For more information and to find out how to apply, head here