The Combined Counties Football League
Published 17th July 2012
....England’s `Inspired Facilities Fund`.
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.
CB Hounslow will receive £50,000 of National Lottery funding to re-develop old sports pitches on Green Lane, West Hounslow.
The project will comprise five new football pitches and a clubhouse, but also the club will be able to develop running and cycling groups as well as hosting an archery club to help make it a leading community sports club for all ages and abilities.
Sport England’s chairmn Richard Lewis said: “This National Lottery investment will create a lasting sporting legacy for Hounslow. This fund has really hit the mark with sports clubs in London. It shows we’re offering the legacy that people want for their local community. For hundreds of clubs and tens of thousands of people, 2012 will be the year their local sports facilities got better.”
Club chairman Frank James said: “We are delighted to have secured this investment towards re-development of sports facilities necessary to provide the community with a first class sports club. It is a cornerstone of our club development plan to have an outstanding club as part of the 2012 Olympics’ legacy.”
Local MP Seema Malhotra said: “This investment by Sport England into CB Hounslow United is fantastic news. The club’s work to bring improved sports facilities to the local community has been tremendous over the past year and this money is an investment in young people for today and for the future. I wish them every success in this fantastic project.”
Middlesex FA County Development Manager Stuart Allen added: “We are delighted that CB Hounslow United have secured this funding, which will help to provide much-needed community sporting facilities in Hounslow. We look forward to working with the club to secure further funding and bring the project to fruition.”
CB Hounslow is one of hundreds of projects across England benefitting from lottery investment through the second round of the Inspired Facilities fund. And Sport England today launched a further £10 million funding round to help local community sports groups to upgrade their facilities. You can find out more at www.sportengland.org/inspiredfacilities. Bids will be accepted from 23 July 2012.
`Places People Play` is being delivered by Sport England, 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 chairman 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.”