Win match funding for your next playground project

KOMPAN are offering the opportunity for you to win Match Funding for KOMPAN play equipment. For the three winners, KOMPAN will match 50% of the playgrounds project fund, up to a maximum value of £50,000.

How to enter

1) Check you meet the entry requirements.

2) Complete the competition application form.

3) Get creative! Submit a photo or video recreating the KOMPAN character in any way you want by 8th November 2019! To submit your photo/video send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., depending on file size, you may need to use Dropbox, WeTransfer link or similar. If you need any help with sending your entry, call us on 01908 201002 and we will be happy to help.

4) Once we have received your competition entry, a local playground specialist we will be in contact to arrange a site meeting. This must be completed by 15th November 2019.

What we're looking for

We want you to be as creative, clever, simple, colourful, small, large, fun as possible with your photo/video submission, you don't have to be a professional filmmaker or photographer. It could be finely crafted from your village hall topiary tree, or created by a school art class, it could be knitted, painted, drawn, created on a digital platform, performed by the local dance class, or a video produced by a local Film Studies group. These are just a few suggestions, let your imagination run wild!

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Prizes - Three ways to win

50% Match Funding - Based on your scoring for the photo/video entry, site visit and Facebook post, there will be three winners of 50% Match Funding, see T&C's for more information on scoring. For example, if you have £15,000, KOMPAN will contribute an additional £7,500 (50%) towards your project. Example 2. You have £30,000, KOMPAN will contribute an additional £15,000 (50%) towards your playground project. Example 3. You have £100,000, KOMPAN will contribute an additional £50,000 (50%) towards your playground project.

20% Discount - All entries that meet entry requirements and submit their photo/video submission will receive 20% off KOMPAN playground equipment. Everyone that enters, is a winner.

Crazy Hen Springer - Enter the BONUS Facebook Competition, post your video/photo online and tag @KOMPAN UK. The entry that gets the most LIKES and SHARES on social media will win a KOMPAN Crazy Hen Springer. Crazy Hen springer prize includes delivery, install (into a flat grassed area) and grass matt safety surfacing.

Terms and Conditions         FAQ's

Submit your competition application

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  Competition Entry Requirements


Your organisation has over £15,000 budget secured or will have by the 15th November 2019


You are part of a Parish Council, Town Council (excluding Local Authorities), School, Nursery, Community Group, Working Group, or an organisation within the Leisure Sector


You are ready for install before 30th April 2020


The project can include third party products, however it can equate to no more than a maximum of 10% of the total project value


You are based in England or Wales (excluding Northumberland, Cumbria, Durham, Tyne and Wear. These areas are dealt with by our branch in Scotland)

Key dates






What is the KOMPAN character?

The KOMPAN character that features in the KOMPAN logo is known as a Homo Luden. The name is given from a book originally published in 1938, by Dutch historian and cultural theorist Johan Huizinga. The book discusses the importance of the play element of culture and society. Thus, the KOMPAN logo character, the Homo Luden, represents a playful human being and expresses our belief that everybody is unique and valuable.


Marking applications

Applications will be assessed on the KOMPAN character photo/video entry (weighted 55%), sharing on social media (5%) and suitability for the funding from a site visit (weighted 40%). 


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