Sports facilities funding

Sources of funding and further advice

All facilities would benefit from additional funding.

Below are some useful sources:

  • Sport England: Advice and support ( to help ensure everyone has access to high-quality facilities. Sport England is also a statutory consultee on planning applications affecting playing field land
  • Leicestershire and Rutland Active Partnership: Facility support ( includes information and guidance on reopening safely post-Covid, support in accessing facilities for people with special needs. They also host a facility finder where you can register your facility so people can be aware of it
  • Funding finder ( offers a whole range of funding sources

The council can also provide advice and support in all areas of facility development, from identifying strategic need and funding, to support with funding applications, planning advice and sharing best practice. For advice, please contact Graeme Chilvers, Health and Recreation Manager on 01455 255678 or email

Last updated: 24/11/2022 08:53