Sports clubs set to get Nottinghamshire County Council cash boost

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Some of the biggest grant applications made to Nottinghamshire County Council’s Sports Legacy Fund will be discussed by councillors next week.

The county council’s Culture Committee will discuss the merits of around 60 awards totalling more than £1m made to its Game Changer funding stream, at its meeting on Tuesday (5th March).

Game Changer offers the chance for sports clubs to bid for funding grants worth between £10,000 and £50,000.

Coun John Cottee, culture committee chairman at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “We are delighted that the Sports Legacy Fund has captured the imagination of local people and it is superb that so many clubs took the time and effort to apply.

“We anticipated a need for sports funding following London 2012 and the response has been terrific. We are also determined to ensure we build on the legacy of the Games without delay.”

The county council received bids in excess of £1m from 9th October to the end of the year following the launch of the grassroots community sports fund confirming a big interest in the fund from the public.

Sports clubs need to be able to demonstrate how the funding will be used to support increased participation and/or improve the performance of club members. As well as providing direct financial support, the grants scheme will also support club efforts to lever in additional matched funding from other sources.