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Get lottery funding for your sports club
1:26pm Wednesday 13th March 2013 in Sport
SPORTS clubs in the News Shopper region are once again being urged to bid for £10m of National Lottery investment from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities legacy fund.
The Inspired Facilities fund is part of the Places People Play legacy programme bringing the magic of a home Olympic and Paralympic Games into communities across the country.
All funded projects will carry the London 2012 Inspire mark, celebrating the link to the Games.
Investment is available to breathe new life into tired facilities which can be unattractive to sports participants, expensive to run and difficult to maintain, putting these clubs right back at the heart of their communities.
There is also money available to convert existing buildings into venues that are suitable for grassroots sport.
Sports groups can find out more and bid at sportengland.org/inspiredfacilities
Sport England’s chair Richard Lewis said: “Good sports facilities play an important role in local communities, they not only improve people’s sporting experience but also help attract new participants.
“The popularity of this fund has exceeded our expectations showing an appetite from sports clubs up and down the country to celebrate the legacy the Olympic and Paralympic games.”
In the first three rounds of funding, 68 sports groups in London have shared in £4m of lottery investment. A further £10m will be invested from round four and a fifth and final round of funding will open on June 10.
Applicants whose project will benefit disadvantaged young people will also be invited to apply for funding from the Thomas Cook’s Children’s Charity from August.
The charity is offering grants for sport as part of the Inspired Facilities fund after becoming Sport England’s latest corporate partner.
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