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Playground Funding Ideas

Playground Funding Ideas


Investigating the prospect of a new playground, outdoor space or sensory garden is an exciting time, whether you are a School, SEND Setting, Nursery, Preschool, Early Years Setting, Hospital, Hospice, Community Area or Park… You know the value of developing your outdoor space and bringing new play value to your school, but how do you raise the money?

So where do you start? From experience, we have found that budgets can not always afford new playgrounds, outdoor spaces or sensory gardens, so here we explain the best approach to funding and some top tips to help you to reach your vision of a new playground…

  • Understand your objectives/ project overview
  • Have the right team onboard
  • Have a robust plan
  • Shout about it! Engage with your local community
  • Fundraising
  • Sports Premium – understand its use


Here are some fundraising ideas for your setting

  • Raffles
  • School Discos
  • Christmas Wreath Making Evening
  • Sponsored Colour Runs
  • Easter Egg Hunts (this could be around your settings ground)
  • Pumpkin Hunts (this could be around your settings ground)
  • Non-uniform days
  • Quiz Nights
  • Sponsored cycle/run/bounce/skip
  • Talent Shows


For more information, you can request our FREE Playground Funding Guide here!


We believe that every child has the right to play. We are extremely proud to design and manufacture a broad range of engaging, and educational outdoor play equipment and outdoor spaces – for children of all ages and ability. Through our extensive portfolio of projects and equipment, we recognise that outdoor play is not just for fun, but an important part of every child’s physical, social, educational and cognitive development.

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