Funding applications: We have helped than 70 projects gain a total of more than £60 million in grant awards. Selected projects include:

  • A Lottery grant application for Dacorum Borough Council for a £6.4 million scheme to refurbish the Dacorum Leisure Centre as ‘Sportspace Hemel Hempstead’. We compiled the application and supporting paperwork and the council was awarded a £4.2 million grant for the centre.


  • A Lottery grant application for Staffordshire Moorlands District Council for a new 6-badminton court sized sports hall and facility refurbishment at the Brough Park Leisure Centre in Leek (see below). The facility cost £4.27 million and we helped to secure a £2 million grant award.


  • A grant application for the refurbishment of facilities at the Battersea Park Athletics track (now called the Millennium Arena) and the provision of a health and fitness, for the London Borough of Wandsworth.  The project cost £2.6 million and we helped to secure a £2.3 million grant (see below).


  • A grant application for a major environmental heritage project at the Mardyke Valley in south Essex, for Thames Chase Community Forest. The project involved successfully securing a grant package worth £850,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, landfill Tax Credits and the Rail Link Community Initiative. The money enabled access to the area to be improved, funded habitat restoration and an education programme.

As part of our work with the Capacity Building Network we successfuly completed two Big Lottery Fund applications for Bournemouth Borough Council and the London Borough of Merton. These totalled some £2 million. They allowed new libraries to be completed in the Kinson area of Bournemouth and Pollards Hill in Merton. Photos of these new libraries can be seen above.