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New Leisure Fund open to Local Councils

Local Councils Eligible to Apply for the New Leisure Fund

Local councils are eligible to apply for the new Sport England National Leisure Recovery Fund through their principal council. Applications close 8 January 2021, but expressions of interest by 21 December 2020.

Page 9 of the guidance:

The eligibility of parish/town councils to access the NLRF is dependent on the specific circumstances. If a parish/town council operates a leisure facility that's outsourced to an external provider, then it would be eligible for the NLRF. In this circumstance, the application to the NLRF must come from the parent local authority with the parish/town council identified as an outsourced operator to the local authority. Parish/town councils aren't able to submit direct applications to the NLRF. If the parish/town council operates a leisure facility with council-employed staff then this wouldn't be eligible to the NLRF.

Please let know if you apply and how this works in practice, particularly engaging with your District/Borough Councils.

Posted: Wed, 16 Dec 2020 10:53 by Sue Campbell

Tags: Community, Councils