Sports funding set to help improve sports facilities in Lancashire

July 27, 2011 by  

Lancashire sports facilities, clubs and groups and possibly print companies are set to benefit from a new ‘Inspired Facilities’ National Lottery fund of £50 million.

The fund was launched by Hugh Robertson, the government minister in charge of sport and the Olympic Games, in conjunction with Sport England and the National Lottery. Sport England are targeting sports clubs that have not yet received any lottery funding and hope that the unveiling of the new fund will encourage people to apply.

Sport England have worked to make it easier to apply for funding, making their application form less laborious to fill in and they have also produced a catalogue detailing the options available when it comes to securing funding. The catalogue is designed to make it easy to apply for the Inspired Facilities funding and is currently hosted on the Sport England website. Many similar organisations would combine online catalogues with hard copies, increasing their potential audience reach using catalogue printing.

Bolton is holding three workshops designed to explain how the funding works and how to apply for it to make improvements to existing sports facilities in the area. These sessions are set to be hosted on 28th July and will explain the different types of funding on offer that are explained in the Inspired Facilities Catalogue.

Local authorities in Lancashire and Sport England both hope that this easier road to funding will see more local people participating in sport in the community, thanks to improved facilities.