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    Skatepark Funding

    Ways to Raise Funds
    • Grant Lists
    • Section 106
    • Sponsorship
    • Council Funds
    • Fundraising Schemes

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    Funding For Skateparks

    Local Funding Raising.

    There are any number of ways of trying to raise money locally: On the whole this boils down to:

    Holding fund raising events
    Now's the time for the sponsored rides, the car washing, the jumble sales... anything you can think of. While these events will tend to raise hundreds rather than the thousands, there are great for building support for your project in the local community

    Getting support from local businesses
    Usually the first idea from most groups is to try every national skate company they can think of! Stop. Think locally. You are far more likely to get money out of business that can see (and even use!) the facility. Think of ways you can help them get publicity (offer to print their name in the concrete?!)

    Getting support from the local council
    Sometimes they really do have thousands they can dedicate to a skatepark project. This normally comes when there is development in the area (Section 106 monies). In which case you're laughing! But while they may not have the £100K you want but they probably have the £3K you need to start getting surveys and planning applications underway

    Funding Bodies.

    Funding in the form of grants is available from many sources and these change on a regular basis. To use your time most effectively it is worth spending time researching who has grant money available in your area and targeting your applications accordingly. Contact us for specific advice on your location: try some of the ones below. We can also put you in touch with professional fund raisers. Just bear in mind that they have to earn their living out of it - but it could raise you money when you have not got the time or considerable energy required.

    Some will fund the whole project - some will require "matched funds", some will fund the development stage and some will fund only a final costed design.

    Our best advice is:

    • Ask! If you don't ask you don't get!
    • Fill in any forms carefully. Sometimes it really is the way you say it!
    • Get a team together - spread the load!

    Good Luck!

    Some places to try are listed below, but ring us and we can do a site specific search for up to date funding available in your area


    • Awards For All (Big Lottery Body)

    • The amounts on offer range from £500 to £10,000 although this varies for each country.

      This fund is available to Schools, Community Councils and Community Groups

      To receive further information on your Country's Scheme click on the link below:

    • England
    • Wales
    • Scotland
    • Northern Ireland

    • Biffaward

      There are several funding schemes offered by Biffaward

    • Small Grants scheme £250: £5,000
    • Main Grants Community Scheme £5,000 – £50,000
    • You must be within 10 miles of a landfill site. Skateparks with open access come under “Objective D”:

      The provision, maintenance or improvement of a public park or other general public amenity

      Click on the links below for information each of the Grants

    • Biffa Awards for Recreation

    • Fair Share (Lottery)

      Amount of funding they offer: Grants of between £5,000 and £250,000.

      Who they award grants to: Organisations in the 77 Fair Share areas across the UK.

      Click on the link below, for more information

    • Fair Share Trust

    • Landfill Communities Fund

      This fund can make grants available up to £25,000

      You must be within 10 miles of a landfill site

      Play Areas where there is open access come under “Objective D” : The provision, maintenance or improvement of a public park or other general public amenity

    • Entrust Funding Provider/Landfill communities Fund

    • Tesco Charity Trust

      This scheme offers grants between £500 and £4,000

      Who they award grants to: Tesco Charity Trust fund projects which support children & their educational welfare as well as children with disabilities.

    • Tesco Charity Trust

    • The Gannett Foundation

      Amount of funding they offer:The Gannett Foundation (Newsquest Media Group) offer grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 however they may consider larger grants.

      Who they award grants to:The Gannett Foundation awards money to projects which they consider to take creative action to fundamental issues which include education.

      For more information and to apply go to : www.gannettfoundation.org

    • The Gannett Foundation

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