Needlepunch Surface Funding

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There are a huge number of different funding organisations throughout the UK who offer financial help to schools and clubs for sport surfacing construction projects. Needlepunch funding can be used to build a number of different synthetic turf sport surfaces including multi use games areas, athletics tracks and long jump runways which can all improve the sports facilities of any organisation.

Sports Facility Funding

Schools and clubs which successfully apply for needlepunch funding can be offered a grant to construct a sports facility which suits their requirements without having to worry about budget restrictions. Needlepunch fibre bonded sports surfacing provides great performance qualities for a range of sports including football and hockey, it is also extremely durable and long lasting meaning it can withstand a lot of heavy use. Inlaid line markings can be installed within the turf carpet in contrasting colours to make the facility a multi use games area. Primary schools often choose to have needlepunch synthetic surfacing installed for athletics tracks instead of the traditional polymeric rubber as the needlepunch gives a softer landing surface to protect younger children from trips and falls. The fibre bonded synthetic surfacing can also be installed in a variety of colours and rainbow designs to make sports and athletics even more fun for kids.


We aim to provide top quality products and services for all of our clients and we are happy to help with every aspect of the installation process including needlepunch funding advice, full construction and after care maintenance. You can find out more about all of the needlepunch surfacing specifications and the other sports facility services we provide by looking through the rest of our website. If you’d like to send us an enquiry or you need advice about needlepunch funding, please fill in our contact form with your details and we’ll get back to you with some helpful information about prices, quotes and specifications.


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.

AFC Bournemouth

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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