We know that finding funding for a new play project can be exhausting. In fact, it’s hard work even knowing where to start. Luckily, with nearly 20 years experience under our belts, we know a thing or two about raising the necessary funds to get the playground of your dreams. 


That’s why we’ve put together a collection of resources to help you fundraise for your new outdoor space. If you’re planning a new community playground project and need some advice of finding the funding, request one of our new funding guides by emailing

Make sure you don't miss the date!

Don’t miss the date with our regularly updated Funding Calendar with Playforce events and days. Many of the grants and funding solutions on this list are available for play projects outside schools. Keep an eye out for our list of funding available for parks and local authorities coming soon.

NB: One community funding opportunity you might not want to miss is the Aviva Community Funding. There are six project categories to choose from in which to submit your entry: Health, disability and well-being, Supporting the younger generation, Supporting the older generation, Sport in the community, Environment in association with the Mirror and Community support. The project is then submitted to a public vote, and winning projects can be awarded funding of up to £25,000. There are some useful hints and tips on the Aviva website at the link above to help you with your application.


Get inspired

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Top Tips

Our blog is full of resources to get the playground of your dreams!

Read ''Bring your local community together for a fun playground fundraising event''
Read "Top tips for structuring a successful bid for grant funding!"
Read "Fundraising for your new playground… where should you start?"
Read "Getting started with applying for grants"
Read "Funding your new playground"
Read "Top Tips – starting a new playground fundraising project"



Watch "How to apply for Awards for All Big Lottery funding"
Watch "How to organise a sponsored walk"


Free Playground Design

Raising money for a playground project takes a lot of commitment and we know you’ll need everyone to stay focused on your goal. A free playground design could help to encourage your local community to get involved – it’s a great motivator to see what your new play space could look like!
If you’d like to speak to our team about a free consultation and design simply call 01225 792660 or contact us here.