The Government has announced that more than 1,100 grassroots sports projects are to benefit from £93 million of funding, including new pitches, changing rooms, and floodlights, with North Devon set to benefit from £1,568 in funding.
Selaine Saxby, MP for North Devon, has welcomed the news that both South Molton and Chulmleigh in North Devon will benefit from £1,568 between them in new funding to replace their goalposts as a result of the Government’s long term investment in grassroots sports.
The Government’s multi sport, grassroots fund is investing in areas that are most in need, with at least 50 per cent spent in the most deprived and inactive local authorities. Over 1,100 projects are receiving funding towards facilities such as changing rooms, pavilions, state of the art 3G football turf, goalposts, and floodlights, improving access to sport and physical activity for local communities.
Selaine Saxby MP for North Devon, said:
“Football is our national game and I am delighted that local clubs are getting some extra help to improve facilities. This is on top of other government funding which has gone into the new Leisure Centre in Barnstaple as well as the Ilfracombe Watersports Centre, and the Tarka Trail.
“I continue to champion our local sports teams and hope that as a former fitness instructor myself, the importance of physical activity continues to be well recognised in our communities.”
Sports Minister, Stuart Andrew said:
“Sport and physical activity are vital to our mental health and wellbeing, and each year thousands of people make a New Year's resolution to exercise more.
“We know that one of the major barriers in getting active is having access to high-quality sports facilities, which is why we are upgrading 1,100 more pitches, backed by investing £93 million.
“This Government has delivered thousands of new projects across the UK with the aim of getting over 120,000 more people to get active, helping us to make big strides towards meeting our ambitious target of 3.5 million more people active by 2030.”
For more information please contact: Selaine Saxby, firstname.lastname@example.org, 01271 327990.