Sport England – Community Asset Fund

The Community Asset Fund is a new capital fund from Sport England dedicated to enhancing the spaces in your local community

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.

The 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 they 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.

Whilst Sport England continue to invest in projects that help people get into sport and increase the number who are regularly taking part, they’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.

Guidance and support

Before applying for our Community Asset Fund, it is worth finding out more about the fund.

The guide and accompanying documents will tell you more about how and why they’re doing things differently, when they will make decisions plus tips and advice for developing your project or idea.

Download the guide and accompanying document below.


As well as traditional sports facilities where people enjoy physical activity, there are thousands of outdoor spaces up and down the country – like canal towpaths, woodlands and open spaces – all with great potential to be used and enjoyed as part of an active lifestyle.

They’re keen to hear from any sports club or community organisation with a great idea that will make a difference to the places where people play sport and get active.

You might already own or lease a facility in the local community, are considering taking over some grounds or a facility that has the potential to be used for sport and leisure. They’re keen to hear from all of you.

Even if you haven’t accessed funding before – it doesn’t matter. They want to invest in your great ideas that will help get people active.

Apply here



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