Funding to Create or Improve Indoor Tennis Facilities Across Scotland

Community organisations can apply for funding to create new tennis facilities or improve existing core facilities in priority areas in Scotland.

Sports Scotland is offering grants to support the creation of indoor tennis courts and investment in pre-existing facilities in priority areas in Scotland. This is part of a wider national strategy aimed towards the creation of a national community tennis network through working community-led partnerships.

Through the Transforming Scottish Indoor Tennis Fund, grants of up to £250,000 per court are available from a total pot of £15 million. Funding is available for up to two-thirds of the eligible capital costs towards the creation of new facilities or the improvement of pre-existing core facilities.

Core facilities eligible for funding are:

  • Three or more indoor tennis courts.
  • Inclusive and accessible changing accommodation and toilet facilities appropriate for the number of courts.
  • Reception and viewing/social area/café.
  • Dedicated storage space.
  • Mechanical and electrical plants appropriate to the design proposal.

Supplementary facilities may also be considered for funding. These are:

  • Spectator seating.
  • Office/meeting room accommodation for coaches and staff.
  • Retail unit for tennis equipment and hire.

Priority will be given to the following areas:

  • Dumfries and Galloway.
  • Dundee.
  • Edinburgh.
  • Glasgow.
  • Highland.
  • Scottish Borders.

Preference will be given to applications that address regional gaps in tennis participation across Scotland, as well as projects that deliver core facilities and deliver three or more courts (up to six in areas of high demand).

There is a two-stage application process. Groups must first submit an Expression of Interest form before being invited to submit a full application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are considered at quarterly panel meetings.

Applications can be submitted at any time.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)