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Growth in membership must be accompanied by growth in the support structures that allow archers to participate and progress. Our facilities strategy will contribute to meeting our strategic objective of growing and sustaining participation.

Archery Range Registration and Assessment - New Procedure

A new national system for archery range registration and assessment will be introduced in April, 2017 and all clubs will be affected.

Further information and details of how to register a range will be available from the 1 April 2017.

Facilities Strategy

Our first ever Facility Strategy came to an end in 2014, so that has now been replaced with a new Facility Strategy 2015-18.

The new strategy is more comprehensive than the last as it now incorporates field archery and performance aspects of the sport. It has been created on the back of substantial research and consultation. As well as restating the minimum standards for archery facilities, the strategy also lays out the priorities for investment and attention over the coming three years.

Facility Guidance

The Facility Technical Requirements & Specifications guide has been designed to encourage and assist those considering whether or not archery could be an activity they could offer or help to provide.

For archery clubs, download a copy of the Handy Guide to Setting up an Archery Range and Archery Range Health & Safety Policy/Risk Assessment. See also Appendix 3 of the Rules of Shooting.

Field Archery - A new guide for landowners interested in setting up a field archery course has been created. Download the guide here.

Funding for Facilities

Archery GB is encouraging the opening up of new archery venues through the New Places for Target Faces programme. For more information click here.

Sports clubs and community organisations can now apply for funding from Sport England's new Community Asset Fund. They are keen to hear from any sports club or community organisation with a great idea that will make a difference to the places where people play sport and get active. You might already own or lease a facility in the local community, are considering taking over some grounds or a facility that has the potential to be used for sport and leisure. Even if you haven't accessed funding before - it doesn't matter. Sport England want to invest in your great ideas that will help get people active.

Facility Funding for Home Nations is covered in the Handy Guide to Funding, which also has other funding opportunities for facilities, coaching and equipment.

Planning Guidance and Support

Archery GB's Venue Planning Advice has been put together to provide clubs with some food for thought when making a long term decision about a new or existing venue. The Development Team are also able to support clubs on these matters and can be contacted on 01952 602795.

Sport England has provided lots of information on the planning process for sports clubs, including in partnership with the Department of Communities and Local Government, publishing a new guide to planning applications aimed at sports clubs who want to improve their facilities. Visit their website for advice or support - Sport England - Facility & Planning.

Sport England has also developed a Community Sport Asset Transfer Toolkit to help community sports clubs across England tackle the complex world of asset transfer.

Other Links
Sport Scotland - Facilities - Design guidance, Planning, Quality management & Funding
Sport Wales - Facilities
Sport NI - Develop a Sports Facility

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