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Dorset projects invited to bid for sport fund
3:00pm Tuesday 22nd January 2013 in News
DORSET projects aimed at getting more people playing sport are being invited to bid to a new £40million Sport England fund.
National Lottery funding will be invested through the Community Sport Activation Fund to support grassroots activity right across the country and is part of Sport England’s strategy to deliver a sporting legacy from the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The organisation’s chief executive Jennie Price said: “We want to hear from sports groups across the country that have innovative ideas to get more people involved in sport.
“This fund will help us to build on the momentum of last year’s Games, by showing that sport has something for everyone, wherever you live and whatever interests you.”
Sport England will invest around £12.5 million in the first two rounds of the Community Sport Activation Fund, with more funding available in 2014 and 2015.
First round bids will be accepted until February 4.
Community groups, charities and councils are among those that can bid for funding for up to three years, with grants of between £50,000 and £250,000 on offer.
Further details from sportengland.org/funding