Hereward College News

Friday, 8 February 2013

Hereward College secures £68,000 from sporting legacy fund



A College in Coventry has secured Olympic legacy funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund.

Sport England recently revealed that more than 1,000 local sports projects across the country have now received National Lottery funding through Inspired Facilities, which is part of the £150 million Places People Play legacy programme. Every sports facility that receives funding will carry the London 2012 Inspire mark – celebrating the link to the Games.

Hereward College will receive £68,815 to upgrade the sports hall floor and install a new sports hall store which will support both the delivery of a first class sports curriculum at the College and promote further community use of facilities.

Sport England’s Chair, Richard Lewis, said: “This National Lottery investment is helping us deliver a lasting sporting legacy in Coventry from last year’s successful Olympic and Paralympic Games."

“With so many clubs in the West Midlands having benefitted from this fund already and building on the success of last summer, this is the legacy people want for their local community.”

Vice Principal, Deb Reynolds, said: “We are delighted to have secured this investment, which means we can continue to upgrade the quality of our premises to match the quality of our tuition. It is the cornerstone of our strategy to have outstanding facilities at the College which the community and in particular those with disabilities have full access to.”
Hereward College is one of 310 projects across England to receiving lottery investment from the third round of the Inspired Facilities fund and one of over 1,000 to benefit overall, with the milestone being achieved one year ahead of schedule.

Many more communities can still benefit from the fund, with a further two rounds remaining. Bids will be accepted for the fourth round of Inspired Facilities Funding from the 4 March 2013. You can find out more at www.sportengland.org/inspiredfacilities.


Meanwhile Hereward is keen to hear from any local clubs who would like to hire these exciting new facilities or any other areas of the site. Contact Alice Davey Business Development Manager at the College on 024 7642 6141 or alice.davey@hereward.ac.uk to find out more.

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