There has been a rise in schools and clubs installing athletics track and field facilities in the UK and we can offer advice on high jump funding to help you get a great new surface. Track and field events have gained popularity over the past few years with many young people looking to get involved in activities at schools and local clubs. In order for children to achieve their goals and get the best training, high quality athletics facilities and equipment are essential. However the problem with this is many schools and clubs don’t have the budget to install new surfaces or renovate their existing ones.
This is where high jump funding can lend a helping hand to organisations who can’t afford the cost involved with building a new run up and buying specialist equipment. Throughout the UK there are numerous funding bodies who offer grants for projects which improve health, activity and community cohesion. The installation of a high jump surface can meet these aims by encouraging more young people to get involved in extracurricular sporting activities. A top quality high jump fan can also be rented out to members of the local community and other groups who can make use of the area.
Depending on the level of ability and participation, these surfaces can be installed in one of two specifications through funding. Multisport synthetic turf is the most cost effective option for schools and small practise areas, whereas polymeric rubber should be installed for professional IAAF quality facilities. More information on these surface types can be found on our site – you can also fill in our contact form to discuss this with a member of our team.
UK Athletics Grants
As well as high jump funding there are also a number of UK athletics grants available for other facilities such as running tracks, long jump runway areas and other track and field surfaces. We are experienced installers for each of these track and field surface types and can provide advice on the whole process including cost estimates help with applying for funding.
Many schools and clubs have already benefited from high jump funding and other UK athletics grants to improve their existing facilities or install brand new areas. These surfaces come in a range of specifications and a bespoke design can be made to suit different uses. We cater to professional level run up areas, recreational practise spaces and everything in between for schools, universities, colleges and sports clubs.
If you need some helpful and professional advice on UK athletics grants and the opportunities available to you, send us your details through the quick form on this page. We have worked with many UK organisation to source high jump funding and financial help with other installations to feel free to ask us any questions you have.
Woodhouse grove school
Soft Surfaces won a competitive tender to supply and install a new 6528 m² all weather pitch, marked for football, rugby union and three 5-a-side pitches. There is storage at one end for posts and equipment and the complex is enclosed by a 3m high rebound fence. Lighting columns were erected along the perimeter, and lighting bollards to the access path. A large-scale earthworks scheme was undertaken to create a plateau some 900mm above the 100-year flood level in order to accommodate the pitch. SS worked over weekends and during the normal Christmas shutdown to minimise delays.
When AFC Bournemouth wanted to create a new training surface, we looked into the various options. We discussed the performance and playing characteristics of a variety of surfaces. In the summer, we chose a 3G surface (Rhino Turf VT40) which was supplied and installed by Soft Surfaces Ltd. We chose the Rebounce shock-pad to compliment the VT40 surface, as it met the performance, quality and the most natural appearance – so much more realistic in looks, feel and performance than other synthetic surfaces. We have found Soft Surfaces to be very professional and easy to deal and work with.
Banister Primary School
We believe we received good value for money by opting to use Soft Surfaces and would like to thank the team for making it painless and stress-free installation experience. We were particularly impressed with the degree of flexibility your exercised as we wanted to change the perimeter area. It’s also important that I state how impressed we were with the cleanliness and tidiness of the work; the site was spotless upon completion. Likewise, the after service has been good and we appreciate that you’ve stayed in touch to make sure we were pleased with the end product. In summary i would be happy to reccomend Soft Surfaces without hesitation or reservation; it was a pleasure doing business with you!
Activity For All
Soft Surfaces came to run a brief presentation on the advantages of their product and why he felt that this was best value and straight away we understood what we was getting as a product, service and installation. I am more than happy with how the project ran with it being delivered ontime, within budget and now have a great football artificial 3G surface. I would strongly recommend dealing with James Dooley at Soft Surfaces who will talk you through the various costs, specifications and finer details because would definitely like to point out that the cheapest is not always the best value. Massive thank you to the team for providing us now with a thriving new facility!
Golborne High School
I would like to express my thanks to all the staff at Soft Surfaces Ltd for helping our school in the upgrade of our MUGA flooring. We were experiencing serious problems with contaminated sand causing flooding and making the surface dangerous under foot. You undertook a site visit and carried out an infill contamination assessment to investigate the problems. This identified that the sand infill needed replacing to bring the facility back to its correct playing characteristics and porous again. The PE staff in school are extremely impressed with the impact of the work undertaken and have commented that it has made a significant improvement to the MUGA surface. I would certainly recommend Soft Surfaces!
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