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Applications still open for £4 million fund to protect and improve playing fields

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Applications are still open for sports clubs to bid for a share of the latest round of Sport England’s Protecting Playing Fields fund.

Many playing fields across the country have been left waterlogged or in a state of disrepair following storms across England.

In order to help counter the issue, Sport England are investing £28 million of National Lottery funding into improving community sports fields which is being delivered via eight funding rounds.

Round 6 of the Protecting Playing Fields fund will see around £4 million of National Lottery funding made available t help safeguard and improve more local sports playing fields.

Applications for Round 6 of the Protecting Playing Fields fund opened last month and are set to close on March 24. 

"Playing fields are a vital part of grassroots sport as they are often the place where people have their first experience of sport,” said Sport England Property Director Charles Johnston.

"The latest round of our Protecting Playing Fields legacy fund is giving even more communities the chance to protect and improve their local sports fields.

"With so many playing fields having already benefited from this popular fund, we’re ensuring future generations have places to play sport.”

So far, 336 projects have benefited from a total of £18.4 million of investment over five rounds, with almost 1,000 pitches and nearly 3,500 acres protected and improved.

To find out more about the Protecting Playing Fields fund or to apply, Click Here
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