The City of Lincoln’s Member of Parliament, Karl McCartney MP, is delighted to learn that the artificial grass pitch and changing rooms at Lindum Sports Association are set to be improved thanks to £235,717 of National Lottery funding from Sport England.
Across England, 38 artificial grass pitches and swimming pool changing rooms will be replaced and refurbished after Sport England announced £9.9 million of investment from the first round of its new Improvement Fund.
With three-quarters of people citing the quality of the pitch surface and the changing rooms as being important to their sporting experience, the Improvement Fund will improve these facilities for the benefit of thousands of people.
Sport England Property Director, Charles Johnston, said: “As the research shows people have a better experience of sport when the facilities are good both on and off the pitch. These investments in artificial grass pitches and swimming pool changing rooms will have a big impact on sport in local communities.”
Karl McCartney MP said: “I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Lindum Sports Association on their long campaign to secure funding for improved facilities and this remarkable achievement. £235,717 is a vast sum of money and I know it will be put to very good use in improving Lindum Sport’s artificial grass pitch and changing rooms for members both in my Constituency and in Lincolnshire.”
Minister for Sport, Hugh Robertson, said: “Protecting and improving local sports facilities is an important part of the legacy from 2012. This £10 million National Lottery Improvement Fund will create thousands more sporting opportunities for communities across the country encouraging people to get active and take up sport.”
Between now and 2017, Sport England will invest £45 million of lottery funding through the Improvement Fund into medium-sized projects to improve grassroots sport facilities.
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For further information, please contact Karl McCartney MP at firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7219 7221