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After the Olympics: What now for sport funding?

British winter sport has earned respect internationally – but it can carry on doing so only if the money bags remain open. That Winter Olympics cycle ended, in 2002, with just two medals at the Games in Salt Lake City. Sixteen years on, public funding has indeed been...

Free playing kit and equipment available to schools

Free football kit and equipment is being made available to primary schools across England and Wales, as the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme opened for applications on Tuesday 20 February. The Premier League Primary Stars programme is a national...

Active Communities Funding Programme – Key Dates in March!

The People’s Health Trust is currently accepting or about to accept applications to its Active Communities funding programme in a number of areas in England, Scotland and Wales. The People’s Health Trust is an independent charity addressing health inequalities across...

Funding for Young People to Play Cricket

Sport England have just awarded £3 million of National Lottery funding to Chance to Shine, which will give thousands of young people in deprived areas the chance to play and learn through cricket. The funding will give thousands of young people in some of the most...

Funding Through Sport England and its Community Asset Fund

Sport England’s 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 that they want to achieve with this funding, but most importantly they want to...

Council Chiefs Urge Government to Expand Sports Funding

Local authority leaders have urged the Government to expand its sports funding in order to help tackle the child obesity problem. According to the national health body Public Health England, almost a quarter of reception children in England are overweight or obese,...

Charities Warned About Fake Government Grant Scheme

Charities are being warned to watch out for a fake grant scheme which has conned people and organisations out of more than £250,000 in one year. Action Fraud said that it has received 85 reports of this type of fraud since January 2017 with charities receiving bogus...

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