The London Playing Fields Foundation

The London Playing Fields Foundation

Charity information

The London Playing Fields Foundation

The London Playing Fields Foundation is the capital’s leading body for the protection, provision and promotion of playing fields in London.

We offer opportunities for local schools, clubs and community groups to take part in regular sport, improving their physical, mental and social wellbeing. We also protect threatened sports grounds across London to ensure there are places to play sport forever.

Founded 1890

  • Mission statement

    Our mission is create a happier, healthier, more cohesive London by encouraging more people to play sport on playing fields.

    We know that team sports can improve the lives of the local community. By encouraging people of all ages to take part in regular physical activity we can improve their physical and mental health, reduce anti-social behaviour, raise employment and educational aspirations and bring communities together. From promoting local activities to protecting sports grounds at risk of being closed down, we’re here to make sure people can play sport in London forever.

  • Aims

    The London Playing Fields Foundation aims to:

    • Provide schools, clubs and community groups with accessible, affordable and attractive playing fields
    • Break down barriers for disadvantaged and marginalised groups to access sporting opportunities.
    • Prevent future loss of sports grounds and green spaces in London.
    • Provide training courses for coaches and volunteers.
  • Overview

    Established: March 1890

    Registered Charity Number: 302925

    Board members: 11

    Full time staff: 16

    Part time staff: 10

    Phone number: 020 7323 0331

    Address: 58 Bloomsbury Street WC1B 3QT

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