£850,000 Boost for Gymnastics Facilities - British Gymnastics

£850,000 Boost for Gymnastics Facilities

neweuropaGymnastics clubs in England are benefiting from over £850,000 investment into facilities from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund.  At total of 17 projects received funding to help improve their gymnastics facilities.  Included in the list of clubs that were successful are MK Springers who have received funding to move in to a large new industrial unit and Harlequins Gymnastics in the South who are now able to move into a dedicated venue.

This is a fantastic result for the sport and will provide a great platform for gymnastics to grow.  The British Gymnastics development team worked with many of the successful projects to develop their applications and are currently working with others who are applying to the next funding round.

The Inspired Facilities fund is part of the £135 million Places People Play legacy programme that is bringing the magic of a home Olympic and Paralympic Games into communities across the country. Every sports facility that receives funding will carry the London 2012 Inspire mark – celebrating the link to the Games.

Minister for Sport and the Olympics, Hugh Robertson MP, said: “We want to use the Olympic and Paralympics this summer to inspire a generation to get involved in sport across the country. This is why as part of the £135 million Places People Play legacy programme we invited community sports clubs to apply for funding to upgrade their facilities.”

Inspired Facilities has been designed to be as simple and accessible as possible for potential applicants, with a shorter form and a catalogue of ready-made options to choose from. This is the first of five funding rounds of Inspired Facilities; the second round opened on 1 February 2012, offering hundreds more local groups the chance to bid for a further £10 million of funding.

Places People Play is being delivered by Sport England. We are working in partnership with the British Olympic Association (BOA) and the British Paralympic Association (BPA) with the backing of The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and the London 2012 Inspire mark.

Round 2 of Inspired Funding is now open.  For support and guidance in applying for funding please contact your local development officer.  Click here for their details.