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Transforming British Tennis Together: Tennis Facility Fund

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has launched a new capital grants programme to help transform tennis facilities in local communities.

Eligible Organisations

Eligible Organisations

The following organisations are eligible to apply:

  • Clubs
  • Schools and colleges
  • Universities
  • Local authorities
Suitable Projects

Suitable Projects

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, and
  • 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.

Application Process

Application Process

There is an online expression of interest form to complete. You can find the form on this webpage: https://www.lta.org.uk/workforce-venues/tennis-venue-support/tennis-facility-funding-and-advice/

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.

Important Dates

Important Dates

Submit a full application by 28th September 2018 for the next round of larger grants

If you would like to apply for a smaller grant from the Growing the Game fund, you can submit your application at any time.

Funding Range

Funding Range

A total of £125m will be divided between 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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Guidance for Applying for Grants

Check the latest grant information on the relevant website

Check for full eligibility (for your organisation and for your proposed project / activity)

Read all guidance and supplementary documentation

Contact the grant directly to clarify any questions or issues

Apply for the grant, ensuring that all required steps are followed

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