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Leicestershire Legacy fund on offer to Blaby district sport clubs

Legacy FundA new grants scheme for local club and facility development projects has been launched in order to support the creation of a lasting legacy from London 2012.

The aim of the fund is to support the creation of new clubs and new activities within clubs to widen the participation base, and better coaching within clubs by supporting coach education and coach development.

It will also support clubs to increase and retain membership and acquire high quality equipment. The improvement of club facilities should increase the satisfaction levels of existing members as well as attracting new ones.

The Leicestershire Legacy Fund is being delivered by Leicestershire County Council, with support from Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport.

Councillor Ernie White, Cabinet Member for Health and Sport and Leader of Blaby District Council, said:

“This is a terrific opportunity to ensure a sporting legacy lives on long after the hugely successful Olympics and Paralympics last year.”

There are two specific funding schemes; the Gold Legacy Fund, which offers grants of up to £7,500 to support facility improvement projects, and the Silver Legacy Fund, which offers grants of up to £2,000 to support development projects that increase or retain participation.

Community sports clubs or voluntary organisations premises or main training base must be located in Leicestershire, rather than LeicesterCity or Rutland.

The application deadline is Wednesday 20 February 2013.

For more information and details on how to apply, visit www.lrsport.org/leicestershirelegacyfund or call 01509 564888.

 

Grants to help inspire Olympic spirit in youngsters

Young people can apply for small grants from Blaby District Council to help them access Olympic inspired sports and activities.

The Blaby 2012 Inspiring Fund is open to youngsters aged eight to 18 who are looking to buy tickets for events or pay for coaching sessions, equipment and materials to help them develop in their chosen activity.

Anyone applying for the money will need to show how their activity is linked to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The grants have been funded by the Council in partnership with Inspire Leicestershire.

An application form is available to download at www.blaby.gov.uk/inspiringfund.

The fund is open until July 2012.

For more information contact the Council’s health and leisure team on 0116 272 7703.