Congratulations to 2 clubs in the East Region, TT Club, Rotations TC who have been successful in gaining just under £50,000 of funding through the Inspired Facilities Fund. Gymnastics 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. 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.
Amount secured: £49,908
The funding has allowed them to install heating/air conditioning, new toilets including a disability toilet, new main access and an upstairs viewing area with small kitchen for members and their families to use. These improved facilities will allow the club to expand the sessions on offer and establish links with local schools and community groups. The community as a whole will benefit from these changes and the existing members will be able to train all year round in comfort, which was not possible before.
Amount secured: £47,432 plus £11,000 from Thomas Cook Children’s Charity
This funding has enabled the club to renovate their new facility, giving them a viewing area and party room, as well as a disability toilet. They have also purchased new equipment consisting of; a trampoline plus end decks, a tumble track, safety flooring, numerous crash mats, a large amount of foam modular shapes for pre-school children, and a DMT plus landing area. The money received from Thomas Cook Children's Charity allowed the club to purchase another trampoline and have it sunken into the ground which will enable easy access for our lesser able members.
Sport England have massively facilitated the clubs’ development, now being able to accommodate many more disciplines and to a much wider variety of people.