Falmouth Sports Club given £49,000 grant
9:00am Friday 20th July 2012 in News
FALMOUTH Sports Club has been given a £49,000 grant to help improve its facilities for future generations.
It has been given as part of a £135 million fund from Sport England, which is designed to leave a legacy from the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games being held in the UK this year.
The Falmouth club now has plans that include new squash court floors, re-plastered squash court walls, modernising changing rooms and showers, a new boiler to warm the clubhouse and a secured storage area.
Club chairperson Clyfflynn Banfield said: “We are delighted to have secured this investment, which means we can upgrade the quality of our premises to match the quality of the sports played here. “It is the cornerstone of our strategy to have an outstanding club for the 2012 Olympics’ legacy.”
Sport England’s chair Richard Lewis said the National Lottery investment would create a “lasting sporting legacy” for Falmouth,” adding: “For hundreds of clubs and tens of thousands of people, 2012 will be the year their local sports facilities got better.”
Falmouth Sports Club is one of hundreds of projects across England benefitting from lottery investment through the second round of the Inspired Facilities Fund.
Sports England has launched a further £10 million funding round to help community sports groups to upgrade their facilities, with bids accepted from July 23. For more information visit www.sportengland.org/inspiredfacilities.