Deprived areas to get £7.5 million boost for sports projects

community-games-hurdlesThe latest round of Sport England’s £47.5 million Community Sport Activation Fund is now open with £7.5 million specifically dedicated to boost sporting opportunities in deprived communities.

A further £7.5 million is available for innovative, local projects anywhere in the country that meets local demand.

The fund was designed to meet much-needed demand by local authorities, charities and other organisations for investment into projects that will get more people playing sport.

It has already boosted sporting opportunities at a very local level across England and by ring-fencing £7.5 million for projects from deprived areas, which previously struggled to secure funding, more communities than ever before will benefit.

Mike Diaper, Sport England Director of Community Sport, said: “Our investment being made through the Community Sport Activation Fund is already making a real difference at a very local level. To help extend this work and reach some of the most deprived areas in the country, we’re investing an additional £7.5 million through the latest round of funding, taking the total amount available to £15 million.”

The boost in funding comes as 36 projects are celebrating sharing in £5.9 million from the second round of funding.

Source: Sport England

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