The following organisations are eligible to apply:
Schools and colleges
The overall aim of the programme is to increase people playing tennis at a grassroots level. This requires:
Accessible facilities where local people can play, rain or shine
Great people to operate these facilities
An easy way for players to find and book courts
All bids must include:
Plans to increase the number of covered or floodlit courts
Plans to implement online booking and a simple court access system.
They will support bids including covered courts, clubhouses and cafes, floodlights, multi-sports surfaces suitable for tennis and accessible facilities that cater for disabled players.
They are looking for strong collaboration, involving multiple stakeholders working together to build meaningful and lasting projects.
There is an online expression of interest form to complete. You can find the form here.
This will start the process and, if your project is eligible, you will be invited to submit an application form.
When you are planning your project, you are advised to contact your regional LTA team for advice.
If you would like to apply for a smaller grant from the Growing the Game fund, you can submit your application at any time.
A total of £125m will be divided into two funds: 1. Transforming British Tennis Together Fund. This will provide significant support for partnership bids, with the aim of creating Community Tennis Networks. There is no upper limit on the amount you can bid for, but you will receive up to 50% of the total funding required. Around half of this will be a grant and the other half will be an interest-free loan.
2. Growing the Game Fund. This is for smaller venues that cannot be part of a Community Tennis Network (primarily for geographical reasons). Again, up to 50% of the total project cost will be funded, but this will be primarily issued in the form of an interest-free loan.
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