Funding Available from Sport Englands “COMMUNITY ASSET FUND”

Whether it’s the park you run through, the hall you do classes in or the pitch you play on, welcoming and accessible spaces have a big impact on a person’s experience – and likelihood of coming back.

Traditional sports facilities where people spend time getting active are an important part of this, but it can be much wider too. It doesn’t have to be a traditional space – or a traditional sport.

Our Community Asset Fund is a programme dedicated to enhancing the spaces in your local community that give people the opportunity to be active.

There are a number of things we want to achieve with this investment, but most importantly we want to help local organisations to create good customer experiences and financially sustainable facilities that benefit their community for years to come – which may mean providing help to get things up and running too.

While we will continue to invest in projects that help people get into sport and increase the number who are regularly taking part, we’re also looking to invest in projects that look beyond this to how sport and physical activity can – and does – change lives and becomes a force for social good.

If you think the Community Asset Fund might be for you, have a look at the Guide and Developing your Project documents below.

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We’re really pleased you’ve decided to apply to the Community Asset Fund.

To make an application we will need you to confirm a few details. This is important as it provides us with details of you and your organisation in case you need help. The application hub will also allow you to:

✔ Start and submit a funding application

✔ Work on your application when it’s convenient to you and submit when you’re ready – the hub will allow you to save, exit and come back to your application

✔ Re-visit submitted Community Asset Fund applications

Please note, if this is the first time you have applied to the Community Asset Fund then you will need to register. You cannot use previous log in details at this stage.

If you want a different Sport England programme or want to view your historic applications to other programmes you can do this through our main ‘My Applications’ system, which can be accessed by clicking here.

If you require any assistance, please telephone our Funding Helpline on 03458 508 508 or email

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