Island gets Olympic legacy funding

By Clare Newman

Monday, January 28, 2013


THREE sports clubs are to benefit from almost £150,000 of funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities grant programme, designed to help create an Olympic legacy.

The fund aims to increase access to sport locally by refurbishing existing sports facilities or converting buildings so that they are suitable for physical activity.

Following the news that Seagrove Pavilion would be receiving £50,000 in last week’s County Press, the same amount has been given to Shanklin and Sandown Rowing Club, to help construct a new boathouse on the seafront, while £49,999 has been given to Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club to install accessible facilities — including toilets and changing rooms — as part of their programme to help disabled sailors enjoy keelboat sailing training at the club.

Receiving £31,201 is Brighstone Sports Pavilion, which will use the money to refurbish the pavilion.

• More on this story in the Friday, February 1, County Press.

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