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Sport England to give £40 million to grass roots football


£40 million pounds is to be spread amongst hundreds of projects across the country Sport England have announced today.

Today's announcement means that 1,361 grassroots sports facilities have now benefitted in the two years since Inspired Facilities was launched, with a total of £69.9 million invested.

Sport England's Chair, Nick Bitel, was today joining London 2012 Trampoline Gymnast Kat Driscoll at a gymnastics club in Milton Keynes that has been transformed by investment from Inspired Facilities. MK Springers used a £50,000 lottery award to create a modern grassroots gymnastic facility at a former warehouse that is fully accessible to disabled and non-disabled people.

Nick Bitel said: "A year on from the Olympics, it's inspiring to see how our investment is transforming sporting facilities in hundreds of communities. The great news for sports clubs across the country is that we're putting an extra £40 million into Inspired Facilities so many more projects will benefit in the coming years."

Olympian Kat Driscoll said: "It's fantastic to see so many local sports facilities, including lots of gymnastics clubs, benefitting from this lottery investment, with even more set to benefit in the future. Good facilities are really important to grassroots sport as they are the places where you can discover just how fun sport can be."

Bids will be accepted for the next round of Inspired Facilities funding from the 21 October 2013.  You can find out more at: www.­sportengland.­org/­inspi­red­fa­cili­ties.

For more information about Sport England, contact:
Natasha Quinn 
T: 020 7273 1889

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