National governing bodies of sport will often have no direct influence on the provision of facilities for its sport. However, they can indirectly affect both local and national provisions – by identifing needs and indentifing planning procedures.
The starting blocks for national governing bodies, is to adopt an official facility strategy – highlighting the areas where need is greatest.
By adopting a facility strategy NGBs can look at the provision of facilities from a country-wide level and see how best to steer the investment to where they are most needed.
A facility strategy should therefore contain an overview and investigation of the level of facilities which are available at a local and regional level.
It should point out gaps in the country-wide coverage of facilities and devise a minimum set of standards for which new build facilities for their sport or recreation activity must adhere to.
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