If you are a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) or have plans to improve your club’s facilities, participating in the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge may be the right step for you.
The Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge - operated by national charity Fields in Trust (FIT) and led by The Duke of Cambridge – aims to permanently protect outdoor spaces, including playing fields and tennis courts, as a tribute to the London 2012 Olympics and Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
By taking part in the Challenge, you could gain access to improvement grants for funding programmes of up to £25k per site from SITA Trust’s £1 million QE2 Fields Fund and up to £50k per QE2 site from Sport England’s £10million Protecting Playing Fields Fund. There are also small grants of up to £5k per QE2 site from a FIT QE2 Fields Challenge Legacy Fund, a further round of which is to be launched later this year.
Funding applications are now open. For more information, please visit http://www.qe2fields.com/
Fields in Trust is the only independent UK wide charity dedicated to protecting and improving outdoor space for sport, play and recreation. Formed in 1925 as the National Playing Fields Association Fields in Trust aims to ensure that everyone - young or old, able or disabled and whether they live in an urban or rural area – has access to free, local facilities for healthy outdoor activities.