Community Leisure Recovery Fund

A £5 million fund to help community-run leisure centres and facilities reopen, providing a vital service to their local area.

The Community Leisure Recovery Fund (CLRF) aims to support community-run leisure centres in England with £5 million of National Lottery investment to assist the reopening and recovery of their services.

About the Fund

It’s an open fund that will be allocated over a single funding round in April and is to cover the period from 1 April to 30 September 2021.

This fund isn’t designed to support sports clubs or member-only facilities like bowls, tennis or other similar clubs.

There’ll be one round of applications for organisations managing a community-run leisure centre.

The fund will:

  • open at noon on 6 April
  • close at noon on 29 April – applications not submitted by this time won’t be accepted.
More Information

There is an example of the application form and detailed notes for applicants available.

Deadline: 12pm on 29th April 2021

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