Chailey Sports Club is to receive £50,000 from Sport England, according to Lewes's MP Norman Baker, who has expressed his congratulations for all those who were involved in securing the funding.
The club is receiving the funding to upgrade its facilities. The money will be used to demolish the existing pavilion and construct a new two changing room pavilion with showers and toilet facilities, officials changing room, a common room and kitchen, a disabled toilet and an equipment store. The improvements will enable the club to create a new girls and ladies football section, re-establish two senior football teams, attract additional members to the cricket club and increase co-operation and links with the schools in the area.
The Inspired Facilities fund is part of Places People Play, Sport England's Olympic and Paralympic legacy fund which aims to bring the inspiration of the London 2012 Games to every community in England. The Inspired Facilities fund helps sports clubs and other statutory bodies to refurbish or upgrade their sports facility, or convert an existing building into a venue suitable for sport and accessible to the whole community.
On the 20th of July, a third round of funding opened. The latest funding round is for £10 million and is open to all sports clubs which serve the community. For any local sports clubs that wish to apply, further information can be found at the Inspired Facilities site
Norman says: "This is excellent news for Chailey Sports Club and I am very pleased to see that they intend to use the money to stimulate participation, particularly increasing co-operation with the local schools. I certainly want to congratulate all those who have worked to secure this funding as that hard work has certainly paid off.
"Chailey Sports Club is a great example of how Sport England's funding can be utilised and I would certainly encourage other local sports clubs to consider applying for the latest round of funding."
Contact Norman at:
23 East Street,
Tel: (01273) 480281.
Fax: (01273) 480287.