Alberto has welcomed a massive funding boost to sports facilities in South Leicestershire as the Government’s nationwide investment in high-quality sports facilities sees major investment in local area.
The Conservative Government has today announced that more than 1,100 grassroots sports projects are to benefit from £93 million of funding, including new pitches, changing rooms, and floodlights, with South Leicestershire set to benefit from £563,697 in funding.
The single biggest recipient of funds in the East midlands is Lutterworth Athletic FC, set to receive over £500k of investment for a new pitch.
Alberto suggested that the investment highlights the importance of people of all ages having access to high-quality sports facilities to stay active and healthy, both mentally and physically. Mr Costa also emphasised the important role sports facilities play in the local community.
The Conservative Government has set an ambitious plan to get 3.5 million more people across the country active by 2030, including one million young people.
Across the UK, over 1,100 projects are receiving funding towards facilities such as changing rooms, pavilions, state of the art 3G football turf, goalposts, and floodlights, improving access to sport and physical activity for local communities.
Mr Costa praised the Government’s plan to improve the mental and physical health of the nation and provide high-quality sports facilities across the country, ensuring that more people have access to good quality sports facilities.
Successful funding applications for sports facilities in South Leicestershire
- Lutterworth Athletic Fc - £536,973 (New Artificial Grass Pitch)
- Meadows Sports Association Ltd - £20,198 (Fencing)
- Blaby District Spartans Inclusive FC - £2,250 (Storage)
- Croft Juniors 2013 Fc - £1,440 (New Goalposts)
- Thurlaston Magpies Junior FC - £1,440 (New Goalposts)
- Wigston Youth FC - £1,156 (New goalposts)
- Super Star Sport Fc - £240 (New goalposts)
Alberto Costa MP said:
“In South Leicestershire we have some brilliant local sports clubs which so many people benefit from, and I am delighted that they will be receiving a welcome boost.”
Cllr Rosita Page said:
“I am absolutely delighted and welcome that we have secured such a staggering amount of money to promote through sport the health and wellbeing in our community.”
Michael English, Chairman of Lutterworth Athletic FC
“We’re now a significant step closer to our ambition to have a facility that both Lutterworth, the club and the community can be very, very proud of.”
Sports Minister Stuart Andrew said:
“Sport and physical activity are vital to our mental health and wellbeing, and each year thousands of people make a New Year's resolution to exercise more.
“We know that one of the major barriers in getting active is having access to high-quality sports facilities, which is why we are upgrading 1,100 more pitches, backed by investing £93 million.