Cornwall Secures Half A Million From Sporting Legacy Fund!
• 11 Clubs and organisation secure over half a million of National Lottery funding from Sport England
• Sport England announces £40 million to extend Inspired Facilities Fund to 2017
11 clubs and community organisation from Camborne to Saltash have secured Olympic legacy funding from Sport England's Inspired Facilities Fund in the last round totally 37 since the Olympic Games took place and a total investment of nearly 2 million!
Sport England have revealed that more than 1,300 local sports projects across the country have now received National Lottery funding through Inspired Facilities, parts of its Olympic and Paralympic legacy programme.
Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club near St Austell will receive £49,920 of National Lottery funding to upgrade the facilities to include new insulation, improved lighting and heating, existing disabled access, refurbishment of toilet block and changing rooms, kitchen, and spectator seating areas. The enhanced facilities will enable the Club to attract additional local sporting organisations to use the venue and increase the current membership of the Bowling Club. The Club has also recently secured a contract with Cornwall County Short Mat Bowls Association for their County tournaments and competitions.
Local MP, Steve Gilbert, Liberal Democrat for St Austell and Newquay said: "This is a significant award that will make a real difference to clubs enabling them to build on the excellent work that they already do and reach out to new parts of the community too. It's very welcome that this extra investment is coming to our part of the world."
Saltash Sailing Club will receive £50,000 of National Lottery funding to extend the clubhouse, re-designing the layout, and carry out a complete refurbishment of the changing facilities. This will allow the creation of a combined family changing room and a disabled shower/toilet room.
Sailing Club Commodore, Bill Pym, said: "We are delighted to have secured this funding, which means we can upgrade the quality of our premises, significantly improve the ashore training environment, reduce overcrowding, and provide modern, attractive changing facilities".
South East Cornwall MP, Sheryll Murray said: "This area has a fantastic history of sailing over the centuries and this further investment will help see that story continue. I am pleased that this grant will form a lasting legacy from the Olympics in South East Cornwall".
Tim Marrion, Partnership Services Manager from Cornwall Sports Partnership commented 'Seeing this kind of investment into Cornwall can really make a difference and inspire a generation to become physically active and take up sport. Working alongside some of the other Places People Play legacy programmes to recruit more volunteers and offer different activities we are really starting to see a difference locally and more people involved in sport.'
Sport England's Chair, Nick Bitel, said: "A year on from the Olympics, this National Lottery investment is helping us deliver a lasting sporting legacy in Cornwall. With investment now on offer from our Inspired Facilities Fund until 2017, we look forward to supporting many more Sports Clubs in the South West who play such a vital role in grassroots sports."
The 11 projects in Cornwall are part of well over 300 projects across England receiving lottery investment from the fourth round of the Inspired Facilities Fund and one of more than 1,300 to benefit overall.
Many more communities are now set to benefit from the hugely popular fund, after Sport England announced that it was extending Inspired Facilities until 2017, with an additional £40 million of National Lottery funding to invest. Bids will be accepted for the next round of Inspired Facilities funding from the 21 October 2013.