We and the staff have only come across sheer delight from the children and compliments from the parents about the play frame, and it was well worth getting to school early. Just to hear all the gasps from the children when they first saw it! It has been a totally successful addition to the playground.
Mrs Shirley Stevens
Friends of Yardley Gobian Primary School Northamptonshire
Are you looking for funding for your adventure playground equipment? Then you have come to the right page. There are a number of opportunities to obtain funding for playground equipment. To assist we have listed below some examples complete with their website links.
Awards for All is a Lottery grant scheme for local communities. There are different schemes for each of the four countries of the UK and they are funded by organisations such as the Arts Council, Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund, Sport England, etc.Grants are awarded for sums between £300 and £10,000 for projects that promote education, the environment and health of the local community.
£155 million England wide Children’s Play initiative The Big Lottery Fund’s £155 million England wide Children’s Play initiative aims to; create, improve and develop children and young people’s free local play spaces and opportunities throughout England, according to need and support innovation and new ways of providing for children’s play, by creating a support and development infrastructure to ensure local agencies have the resources and skills needed to achieve goals.
Community foundations are charitable trusts that support local community causes. Their role is to manage donor funds as well as make grants to charities and community groups, linking local donors with local needs. Created by and for local people they help donors express their long-term interest in an area and its needs. Community foundations have been active in the UK since the 1980s and a rapidly growing network of approximately 60 foundations is now established across the country. About 90% of the UK population has access to a community foundation.
ENTRUST is the regulator that oversees the activity of all Environmental Bodies (EBs) across the UK and give final approval of grants.
Play England is a five-year project to promote strategies for free play and to create a lasting support structure for play providers in England. Play England is supported by the Big Lottery Fund