Breckland Outdoor Sport and Play Fund

*Open for applications now*

Open for applications. Closing date 5pm on Friday 10 November.

Breckland District Council has established the above fund to support the provision of outdoor playing spaces in its area. The available funds are generated from open space contributions collected under policy DC11 of the Adopted Core Strategy, which requires all new housing developments to make a contribution towards children’s play and outdoor sport which is to be spent either in the parish or a nearby parish. The purpose of the fund is to increase the provision of outdoor facilities that the public have access to.

Following two earlier funding rounds which have already awarded more than £250,000, the fund has a current balance of £74,215 available in specific areas of the District (see below) and groups have one final opportunity to apply for a share of this funding.

The Fund is open to parish and town councils, constituted community groups and  charities. 

The Fund will consider applications that:

  • Provide or enhance children’s play areas;
  • Provide or enhance outdoor sports provision (e.g. multi-use games areas, outdoor fitness equipment, sports pitches, tennis courts, bowling greens, sports pavilions/changing facilities or parking related to the provision of eligible facilities).
  • Where there are only small sums available in a particular area, funds may be used for general maintenance or repair of existing equipment.

Additional notes

  1. The organisation applying for funding must own or have a long lease on the site of the planned facility.
  2. The project should ideally be in a position to proceed quickly if funding is awarded from this fund. Consequently projects where all necessary permissions are in place and any other necessary funding is secured will be more likely to receive support.
  3. Where new facilities are being provided (as opposed to repairs to existing equipment) consultation should have been carried out with people to establish the need for the project and to have informed the detail of the work to be done.
  4. Applicants to this fund may also apply to other Breckland Council funding pots for the same project if further funds are needed.
  5. Previous applicants may re-apply if there are still funds available in their area.
  6. The decision making process will include consultation with Breckland Council ward members and so you are advised to make your local members aware of your application and ask them to contact Norfolk Community Foundation to give their support.

What funding is available?

Parish
Group

Parishes included

 Total 

Litcham

Litcham, Lexham, Kempstone, Tittleshall, Rougham, Weasenham All Saints, Weasenham St Peter, Wellingham

£3,840

Mileham

Mileham, Stanfield, Colkirk, Whissonsett, Horningtoft

£3,101

North Elmham

North Elmham, Brisley, Gateley, Guist, Twyford, Bintree, Billingford, Foxley, Bawdeswell, Sparham

£1,725

Swanton Morley

Swanton Morley, Hoe, Bylaugh, Elsing, Lyng

£2,600

Mattishall

Mattishall, North Tuddenham, Hockering, East Tuddenham

£2,838

Shipdham

Shipdham, Bradenham, Cranworth, Carbrooke

£3,080

Upper Yare

Yaxham, Whinburgh, Garvestone, Hardingham

£3,283

Swaffham

Swaffham

£2,520

Watton

Watton

£2,865

Great Ellingham

Great Ellingham, Little Ellingham, Rocklands, Scoulton

£5,834

Attleborough

Attleborough, Besthorpe

£1,120

Hockham

Hockham, Stow Bedon, Shropham, Wretham

£8,580

Weeting

Weeting with Broomhill, Lyndford, Mundford, Cranwich, Stanford, Ickburgh, Didlington

£5,120

Thetford

Thetford

£960

Harling

East Harling, Bridgham, Roudham and Larling, Snetterton, Quidenham

£4,000

Old Buckenham

Old Buckenham, New Buckenham, Banham, Kenninghall

£480

Saham Toney

Saham Toney, Ovington, Ashill, Little Cressingham

£2,732

Gressenhall

Gressenhall, Wendling, Beeston with Bittering, Longham, Beetley

£2,957

Griston

Griston, Merton, Thompson, Caston

£16,580

 

TOTAL

£74,215

Application process and timescale

  1. Check that there are funds available in your area (see above).
  2. Before starting an application you are encouraged to contact Clive Rayner at Norfolk Community Foundation (01603 623958) to discuss your project idea.
  3. Contact your Breckland ward member(s) to inform them that you are making an application and ask that they contact Norfolk Community Foundation via grants@norfolkfoundation.com to give their view on your project –  Find your Councillor 
  4. Complete the online application which you can access by clicking on the link below.  The form enables you to upload various pieces of supporting information to complete your application. You can still send some or all of your supporting information separately by email or by post if you wish.

    Click here to begin an online application

Completed applications including all supporting information need to reach Norfolk Community Foundation by 5pm on Friday 10 November. The intention is to commit all of the remaining funding during 2017.

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If you have any questions on this Fund please contact Clive Rayner, Grants Officer by email cliverayner@norfolkfoundation.com or tel 01603 623958.

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