Opening School Facilities Phase 2

In April 2021 Sport England announced the Opening School Facilities Phase 2 programme, in which £10.1 million of Department for Education(DfE) funding would be invested into the Active Partnership network to:

  • Help develop extracurricular opportunities and community links for children and young people.
  • Support schools to open and re-open their facilities to the local community.

Previously, in July 2019, the DfE, DCMS and DHSC had published the School Sport and Activity Action Plan. This Action Plan was a joint commitment to ongoing collaboration at national level to ensure that sport and physical activity are an integral part of both the school day and after-school activities. The Opening School Facilities Phase 2 programme supported this commitment, and North Yorkshire Sport was responsible for the delivery of this programme across both North Yorkshire and York.

North Yorkshire Sport's role in delivering the opening school facilities programme was to provide support and investment into schools that helped deliver after-school provision to aid young people reconnect, recover and return to play following the pandemic, and also to support schools to help open or reopen their facilities to the local community. The programme ran from April - August 2021.

All Primary, Secondary & Special Schools throughout North Yorkshire & York were eligible to apply for funding.

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