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Find out about the opportunities on offer across the county to enable you to become Active Everyday, find a Recreational Activity or new Sport

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WASP support Coaches, Clubs, Schools and organisations by offering a comprehensive programme of courses and workshops

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We work with our local partners to provide opportunities for all adults to be more physically active

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Here you will find full details of our School Games programme, Primary Sports Premium support page, along with School Staff CPD and Satellite Clubs

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WASP works with and supports coaches, clubs and organisations across the county to be able to provide the best environment for people to take part in Physical activity

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Active Workplace aims to support employers and employees to create a workplace culture and environment that encourages the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle

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We work with Wilthsire Council, Swindon Borough Council and National Disability organisations enabling Disabled people to be more Physically Active

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Physical activity has a wide range of health benefits for mind and body. WASP works towards providing opportuntites for all to improve their Health and Wellbeing

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Latest News

logo newThere are some 2o,ooo playing fields left in the UK, most of which are run by volunteers, and nearly all of which are struggling to survive due to lack of funding, advice, help and encouragement. 

The PFLF will not be accepting any further applications for a temporary period whilst we consider the future direction of the Charity. Applications currently submitted will be assessed and award decisions made in due course. Information will be posted on the web site when the PFLF will reopen Nov 2017.

 

Our Aim

The aim of the fund is to get more people, especially the young and disadvantaged, playing outdoor sport through more effective use of playing fields.  We want to use the power of sport to transform the lives of local communities.

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Playing Fields for Every Community

We will prioritise our support on revitalising playing fields in the most deprived areas of the country, particularly the inner cities.  We will also consider providing funding to voluntary sector groups or sports clubs that run or manage community playing fields anywhere in the country.

Click on our Applications page to see what we will fund, who is eligible to apply, and to download an application form.

Reviving our Playing Fields

We can provide:

  • Grants for voluntary groups and sports clubs for the improvement of their playing fields, changing rooms and community rooms.

  • Advice on funding and how to make professional applications for grants from both the public and private sectors.

  • Guidance on forming partnerships with major sporting bodies.

  • Advice on general playing field management and maintenance.

New Projects

In addition, we can provide seed money to kick start new projects for grass pitches, artificial turf pitches (ATPs), and multi-use games areas (MUGAs). A grant from the Playing Fields Legacy Fund can help unlock funding from other sources such as the Football Foundation, Sport England and sports governing bodies. See our “Links” page.

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Benefits of Well-used Playing Fields

  • With better local facilities more football, cricket, rugby, hockey, and many other sporting teams can be established and supported.

  • More young people, especially those from disadvantaged communities, will get the chance to play sport and become part of a team.

  • Well-maintained grass pitches can sustain intensified use thereby increasing the number of teams playing sport.

New floodlit ATPs and MUGAs can extend the hours that sport can be played even in inclement weather conditions.  They also offer major benefits in the inner cities, where green space is often limited.

Alarming Statistics

  • Recent NHS estimates suggest that lack of exercise results in £1.8 billion per year in healthcare costs, and is directly related to an increase in heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
  • The average person in England watches television for four hours a day.
  • 30.3% of children aged 3-15 years are obese (April 2012).

These are worrying trends

 

Courses and Events

Mon Oct 01 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Time to Listen in Swindon
Wed Oct 17 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Safeguarding & Protecting Children in Trowbridge
Wed Nov 14 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Panathlon School Games
Tue Nov 20 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Emergency First Response in Trowbridge
Mon Dec 03 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Safeguarding & Protecting Children in Swindon
Thu Jan 17 @12:30AM - 05:00PM
Girls Basketball School Games

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