Our application for a grant to help with the construction of the third court has been successful. We applied to Sport England, Inspired Facilities for Sport for £22,500 and heard last week that our bid had been accepted.
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.
A total of 632 sports groups from across the country applied to the first round of Inspired Facilities – while another 2,000 applications have been created by organisations looking to apply in the four remaining funding rounds.
Places People Play is being delivered by Sport England. They are working 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.
LOCOG Chair, Seb Coe, said: “This is a fantastic funding project that will deliver a real legacy from the London 2012 Games. It will provide a whole range of sporting opportunities for young people through improved facilities and will I hope inspire them to take up sport.”
To celebrate receiving the award, Sport England wish us to hold a publicity event during which they will present us with a cheque. James Arbuthnot, MP will be present. This is to be held on
Friday, 9 December at 3.00
If you would like to come along to support the club and be part of the event, please do so. Please bring your tennis racquet and be prepared to use the courts as I think they want some action shots.
If you do plan to attend, it would be useful to know in advance but if you are not sure, please just turn up.