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Working in partnership with North Yorkshire Sport, County Durham Sport were one of 19 pilot projects commissioned by Sport England to deliver the initial Opening Schools Facilities project between October 2019 and December 2020, as outlined in the Government’s School Sport and Activity Action Plan July 2019. Following on from this pilot, in February 2021 the Department for Education announced that more than £10.1 million will be invested to support school sports and swimming facilities in England, and will be distributed through Sport England. This targeted investment to selected schools will build on existing funding to help schools open their facilities outside of school hours, and encourage pupils to be more physically active.
The programme runs from April 2021 – 31st August 2021. Funding has to be committed by the end of August, though projects may be delivered after this date. The Expression of Interest will be open from 4th – 21st May 2021. Individual funding limits: £2000 minimum, £10,000 maximum.
OSF Phase 2 Sport England Funding Rules – Essential information to guide applicants: