Opening up facilities funding from Sport England

FAO: School Business Managers and Headteachers

Opening School Facilities (OSF)

  • London Sport is offering state funded schools the opportunity to apply for grants to help open their school facilities outside of school hours for their pupils, local young people, and the wider community.
  • This fund, provided by the Department for Education, is designed to help schools deliver extra-curricular activities and open their facilities outside of the school day during evenings, weekends, and school holidays.
  • Any London state funded Primary, Secondary, All-through, Special or Pupil Referral Unit can apply, with applications being prioritised for schools that are in areas of higher social deprivation and having no current (or limited) community access onsite to the school sports facilities.
  • OSF provides funding for up to three years, and London Sport are currently accepting applications of up to £20,000 for year 1.  The deadline for year 1 applications is 26thFebruary 2023.
  • For all information and to register to receive the application form, please visit Opening School Facilities Fund - London Sport

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Paula Felgate

Enfield PE Team