£50,000 award for North Walsham gym club

North Walsham Gymnastics Club is to get £50,965 to help meet local demand for its classes.

The popular gymnastics club teaches 150 young people and has more than 200 on its waiting list. The award means the club will be able to rent a new larger space to host its classes allowing 300 new members to join.

The club was among 14 community sports projects in the East of England which today shared more than £900,000 of Sport England cash to help breathe new life into sports facilities. The National Lottery funding will help to upgrade courts, club houses and changing rooms across the region and help get more people active.

Today’s announcement marks the last tranche of funding for the Inspired Facilities programme, which will shortly be replaced with a new programme called the Community Asset Fund.  The new fund will continue to support local sports projects by helping communities take ownership of local assets from local authorities or elsewhere.

Inspired Facilities was designed to make it easier for local community and volunteer organisations, including sports clubs, to improve and refurbish sports facilities or to transform non-sporting venues into modern grassroots sport facilities.  Since 2011, the fund has invested £122 million in 2,215 projects across the country.

MEDALLISTS: Olivia Shingles, Tilly Owen and Tia Tolbart.

RECENT MEDALLISTS: Olivia Shingles, Tilly Owen and Tia Tolbart from the club.

 

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