Posted: Fri, 02 Nov 2018 13:30
Clubs are operating in a challenging environment due to local government spending cuts and authorities have more incentive to sell or close facilities which are used by clubs. In some areas funding and support for sport and recreation is being drastically reduced, read the Sport & Recreation Alliance's Sports Club Survey results to view these findings.
Local authorities have a central role to play when it comes to the provision of community sport and recreation facilities, and are responsible for the health of local people.
Despite their duty to promote healthy lifestyles, there is no legal requirement for local authorities to provide facilities. To help you and your clubs get the most out of your local authority the Sport & Recreation Alliance have put together some guidance on:
- business rates
- discretionary rate relief
- community asset transfer
- community Right to Bid
- protecting your playing fields
(Source: Sport & Recreation Alliance)