Opening School Facilities

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Opening School Facilities 2023

Active Dorset has been awarded a share of up to £57m worth of Opening School Facilities investment from the Department for Education, to support schools to open their sporting facilities for local community and school users outside of the normal school day.

Schools play a vital role in encouraging children and young people to be more active. This funding will enable a number of local schools to open up their facilities for children, young people and the wider community to access more opportunities to be physically active, before school, after school, during weekends, evenings and school holidays.

As well as supporting schools to provide more out of school opportunities for their school children and community users, priority will be given to projects encouraging women and girls to be more active, those that help disadvantaged communities and culturally diverse communities and for those supporting special educational needs, disabilities or long term health conditions.

The grants are to be used for targeted, school projects which meet the funding criteria and school eligibility laid out by the DfE over the next 3 years.

Year 1. Funding to be allocated by 30th March 2023

Year 2: Funding to be used in 2023-24

Year 3: Funding to be used in 2024-25

Application Process

For more information on the application process, please use the contact form below, and a member of our Funding team will be in contact shortly.

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