Grassroots funding can make your club’s ambitions come true!


In these times of austerity Local Government funding for leisure facilities has been one of the many areas affected by the recession. However there is hope for all those local teams and budding sportsmen and women through the wide range of funding opportunities available to them from the Lottery Funded Sport England and the Football Foundation Funding levels can range from £300 to £3million. Even the Football Association has recently announced an ‘additional £200million to be pumped into the construction of new sports facilities’. (BBC Sport 1st December). Now is the ideal time to help boost your local community by vastly improving your current sports facilities.

The funding available from Sport England and Football Foundation covers a wide range of different areas in grassroots sport including facilities, equipment and coaching. At Thurston Group Limited we can help you with development of your facility. In terms of a new facility the funding specification covers, disabled facilities, security and access. In co-operation with you we can design, manufacture and install a facility that meets these strict guidelines in order to get your project and your aspiring young athletes off and running. Thurston Group are committed to giving assistance in any way we can to helping this country produce more David Beckhams, Andy Murrays, Freddie Flintoffs and Jonny Wilkinsons. We have put together this fact file to help you find your way through the minefield of information and to be in a position to apply for funding.

At Thurston Group, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of modular buildings, we have an extensive experience in providing a whole variety of sports related facilities ranging from basic changing facilities to full turnkey pavilions. An example of this is the project we did at Mabley Green Playing Fields. At Mabley Green we constructed a four team changing facility with office, first aid room and changing facilities that easily met both the Sport England and Football Foundation specification. This proves our considerable familiarity with meeting both Sport England and Football Foundation standards

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