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Borough sports clubs urged to go for Olympic legacy cash
11:27am Friday 3rd August 2012 in News
DUDLEY borough sports clubs are being invited to apply for a share of an Olympic legacy cash pot worth £50m.
The lottery money is being distributed by Sport England, as part of their Places People Play initiative, to help organisations refurbish and upgrade existing sports facilities or convert existing buildings into venues for community sport.
The latest round of funding comes in the wake of an £800,000 grant to Wall Heath's Kewford Eagles football club from the Football Foundation, which is part funded by Sport England, for new facilities.
Clubs have until Monday September 17 to get their bids to Sport England and the Black Country BeActive partnership is running a funding clinic to help clubs make their bids.
Dudley Council is encouraging groups to visit the clinic and give themselves the best chance of being among the 1,000 clubs which will get a grant from the fund.
Councillor Tracy Wood, Dudley cabinet member for environment and culture, said: “As a borough we have already had a number of successful bids for funding from Sport England.
“We are delighted that new funding is going to be available and we would actively encourage our local clubs to take advantage of this.”
The funding clinic will be at the Walsall Campus of the University of Wolverhampton from 5.30pm to 8.30pm on Tuesday August 14.
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