£250,000 funding boost for sport on Isle of Wight

£250,000 funding boost for sport sessions

£250,000 funding boost for sport sessions

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by

THE Isle of Wight Council is set to help more people get into sport thanks to £250,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Community Sport Activation Fund.

It will use the funds to run a wide range of community sports and physical activity sessions designed to encourage people of all ages to get active. The funding will also be used to expand the range of after school sports activities for young people.

Cllr Shirley Smart, executive member for economy and tourism, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive funding from the Community Sport Activation Fund. It will allow us to develop our sports provision to include a wider range of activities around the Island – hopefully motivating people to get into sport and get them coming back for more.”

Mike Diaper, Sport England director of community sport, said: "It’s great to be working with innovative projects, like the one on the Isle of Wight to offer people the chance to get into sport in a way that best suits them.

“The investment being made through the Community Sport Activation Fund is making a real difference at a very local level. I’m particularly pleased that more than half the funding is going into projects in deprived areas, helping more people develop a lifelong sporting habit.”

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

2:23pm Sun 29 Jun 14

bullsbags says...

They will only waste it as per usual
They will only waste it as per usual bullsbags
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree