Local councils benefit from Multi-Sport Grassroots Facilities Programme
Local (parish and town) councils have benefitted from the Multi-Sport Grassroots Facilities Programme, which invests funding to level up facilities across the United Kingdom.
The Multi-Sport Grassroots Facilities Programme will invest over £300 million between 2021 and 2025 to level up facilities across the UK. The programme provides funding to make essential facility improvements so communities have a high-quality pitch to play on.
In total, £111 million has been invested in 2021/22 and 2022/23 to improve grass and artificial pitches, changing rooms and floodlights to make a real difference to communities. A further £191 million of government funding over the next two years will provide spaces for people to get active, whatever their background and wherever they live.
£64.2 million of government funding, coupled with investment from the English FA and Premier League, has supported over 1,600 projects through the Football Foundation.
The list of local councils awarded the funding includes Aylesford Parish Council (Kent), Barton-le-Clay Parish Council (Bedfordshire), Boxted Parish Council (Essex), Calne Town Council (Wiltshire), Capel St Mary Parish Council (Suffolk), Chippenham Town Council (Wiltshire), Credenhill Parish Council (Hereford), Dunstable Town Council (Bedfordshire), Fawley Parish Council (Hampshire), Felsted Parish Council (Essex), Grange Park Parish Council (Northamptonshire), Harpenden Town Council (Hertfordshire), Hethersett Parish Council (Norfolk), Huncote Parish Council (Leicestershire and Rutland), Milborne Port Parish Council (Somerset), Northchurch Parish Council (Hertfordshire), Ringwood Town Council (Hampshire), Shabbington Parish Council (Buckinghamshire), Shedfield Parish Council (Hampshire), Southwell Town Council (Nottinghamshire), Teversham Parish Council (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough), Tollerton Parish Council (Nottinghamshire), Whiteley Town Council (Hampshire), Wilburton Parish Council (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough), Wootton Parish Council (Bedfordshire), Wroughton Parish Council (Wiltshire), and Yetminster & Ryme Intrinseca Parish Council (Dorset).
See an interactive map of successful projects in England for 2022 to 2023