KEEPING residents in Warwick district fit and healthy is the aim of new funding.
Sports England and Crowdfunder have launched an opportunity for community and physical activity organisations in the district to access up to £10,000 to improve venues to encourage communities to get physically active.
Funding of £3.5million is available to help community sport and physical activity groups in the West Midlands improve their facilities and bring communities together as part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games ‘United by Birmingham 2022 Community’ initiative.
The initiative provides community sports groups with an opportunity to create, enhance or redevelop sports facilities for the benefit of the community.
Warwick District Council leisure spokesman Coun Liam Bartlett said: “This fantastic opportunity will enable communities and voluntary organisations in the district to access funding to refurbish and make repairs to venues that provide a valuable service to local communities.
“This funding is aimed at supporting and encouraging local communities to keep active, we hope to spread this opportunity as widely as possible to our local groups across the district, please let your local voluntary organisation know about this funding initiative.”
Visit the Sport England ‘Places and Spaces’ programme website – www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funds/places-and-spaces – for more information and eligibility criteria for funding.