Clubs encouraged to apply to Sport England cash pot after three Lincolnshire clubs net £145,000

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Sports clubs and organisations across the county have been urged to take advantage of a Sport England cash pot after three Lincolnshire groups succeeded in securing almost £145,000 in the latest round of grant awards.

Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund can be used by groups to help improve their facilities.

Alford Sports Hall Association, Sleaford Tennis Club and Horncastle Community Members’ Squash Club were all successful in securing funding through the fourth round of funding, which aims to improve sports clubs and facilities up and down the country.

The Inspired Facilities Fund, which is funded by Sport England and delivered through Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, aims to make it easier for local community and volunteer groups to improve and refurbish their sports club or transform non-sporting venues into modern grassroots facilities.

As previously reported Alford Sports Hall Association was awarded £49,500 from the fund to replace its old and deteriorated sports hall floor.

Sleaford Tennis Club was awarded £50,000 to help towards the cost of constructing a pavilion on the same site as its new floodlit courts.
And Horncastle Community Members’ Squash Club was awarded £45,000 to install efficient heating and lightening for existing premises, as well as refurbish the bar and kitchen area.

Janet Inman, CEO of Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, said: “This funding is another fantastic London 2012 legacy project highlighting the success of our Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“The Inspired Facilities Fund gives clubs across our county the opportunity to improve and grow, as well as introduce more grassroots facilities.

“While there is always competition for such large pots of funding, I would encourage all Lincolnshire clubs to look into applying.”

For more information on the Inspired Facilities Fund or for help and advice with your funding bid, contact or call 01522 585580.