Team GB Olympic Bronze Medalists Unveil 310 Community Sports Projects to Benefit From Inspired Facilities Fund
Six months since the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games, 310 community sports groups are celebrating after securing a share of almost £17 million of Olympic legacy funding.
The National Lottery investment comes from the Inspired Facilities Fund – part of Sport England’s Places People Play legacy program. The Inspired Facilities Fund target of supporting 1,000 communities across the country has been reached a year ahead of schedule.
The investments will breathe new life into tired facilities and grants have also been offered to convert existing buildings into venues suitable for grassroots sport. Joining Sport England representatives at the announcement were Helen Richardson and Hannah McLeod, two key members of the GB Women’s Hockey Team who secured bronze last summer at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Helen and Hannah were joined by Jennie Price, Chief Executive of Sport England and Charles Johnston, Property Director at Sport England at the announcement at Barnes Sports Club, South West London which is itself is receiving £50,000 to install a new multi-use games area where local people will be able to play tennis, cricket and hockey.
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