Funding Sources

External sources of funding/ match

A large proportion of support we provide to partners is financial, funding elements of project, around activation and or equipment costs. With a finite resource available and in order to maximise the impact of ping in your town and city, we actively encourage partners to seek additional/match funding to add weight to your plans.

Here you will find some suggestions of useful funding streams you may want to consider, to add further weight/match funding to your projects, particularly useful for activation of outdoor space.

  1. Awards for All – A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000.
  2. Postcode Community Trust provides project based funding in Great Britain under the themes ‘Improving community health & wellbeing, arts & physical recreation and reducing isolation’
  3. Sport England Small Grants – support projects that help everyone to take part in physical activity whether this is formal sport or informal activity aiming to help people lead more active lifestyles, grant of between £300 and £10,000

Funding for Outdoor Spaces

  1. The Biffa Award Recreation – Projects can include new play equipment; landscaping works, including boardwalks, trees and shrubs; skate parks; woodland walks; nature trails; outdoor gyms. It generally includes projects that benefit people within their free time. Under this theme an applicant will have to show evidence of wider community use, involvement and consultation
  2. The People’s Health Trust Active Communities – for great local ideas of between £5,000 and £40,000 for up to two years. The programme is open in different parts of the country at different times
  3. SUEZ Communities Trust Community Funding – funding programmes are designed to improve a broad range of publicly accessible amenities which benefit a wide cross section of the community.  Whether improving a local play area or a nationally significant historic building, each project has the potential to transform the community in which it is based.
  4. Section 106 Grant Funding – Under S106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended, contributions can be sought from developers towards the costs of providing community and social infrastructure, the need for which has arisen as a result of a new development taking place.  This funding is commonly known as ‘Section 106’.