Big Society Network
An independent charity that provides a forum to get advice on raising funds or setting up a charitable group, as well as forging links between similar projects.
The Big Society Network has recently launched a new campaign called Get In to get children and their families active through sport and play and fightback against.
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)/Section 106 payments
Developers often make agreements to contribute funds or payment in-kind toward local infrastructure in close proximity to the development, many playground or green space projects are supported by this kind of funding.
The systems are similar but the CIL is gradually being phased into councils and will take over the majority of local authority infrastructure charging. The levy will see a larger proportion of these funds earmarked for neighbourhoods to have a direct say on what infrastructure it will fund.
Section 106 information
How To...Understand the CIL
Community-led events are a great way to raise funds for your playground project and by holding events at the proposed site you can both raise awareness and gather support for your project.
Local Authorities – funding guidance
Some councils have their own external funding team who can advise you on how to find and apply for both local and national funding streams.
Community groups sometimes receive support from local businesses keen to support their community by offering financial support or in-kind resources, such as staff volunteers. Local authorities, social enterprises and national charities often work in coalition to make play projects.