Procurement and Funding

Procurement – Leisure Futures advises local authority clients on the procurement of management services and funding for sports and recreation facilities and services. We have drafted specifications for new sports centres in Uttlesford, Lewisham and Brent procured under the Private Finance Initiative and provided project management services to Islington, Harrow and Brent councils in the procurement of management services for existing sports centres.

Working with Scott Wilson/Strategic Leisure, we have also advised North Dorset District Council on the procurement of trust management services for the Blandford Leisure Centre.

Funding Applications – We assist clients across the sector in preparing funding applications and have provided project management or advisory services to clients submitting successful bids to including:

  • The Football Foundation Facilities Fund (Whittington Park, Highbury; Hemyock Parish Council, Devon; The Regent's Park Sports Hub)
  • The Big Lottery Fund (Bridport & West Dorset Sports Trust; DotcomUnity CIC)
  • The Sport England Lottery Fund (London Boroughs of Newham & Camden, Southampton and Gloucester City Councils, Whittlingham Country Park)
  • Sport England Community Investment Fund (Oswestry Borough Council, The Royal Parks Agency)
  • The Sport England Rural Theme Fund (Bridport & West Dorset Sports Trust)
  • The LTA (The Royal Parks Agency)
  • The RFU (Bridport Rugby Club/Bridport & West Dorset Sports Trust)
  • The ECB (Bridport Cricket Club/Bridport & West Dorset Sports Trust)
  • The Department of Health Social Enterprise Investment Fund (Bridport & West Dorset Sports Trust)
  • Sportsmatch (The Royal Parks Foundation, Active Communities Network)
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