- The Government has announced that more than 1,100 grassroots sports projects are to benefit from £93 million of funding, including new pitches, changing rooms, and floodlights, with South West Bedfordshire set to benefit from £2,700 in funding.
Andrew Selous MP has welcomed the news that Dunstable will benefit from £2,700 in new funding which will be spent on new goalposts at Creasey Park.
The Government is helping hundreds of thousands of people across the country stick to their resolution by delivering high-quality grassroots sports facilities. Over 1,100 projects are receiving funding towards facilities such as changing rooms, pavilions, state of the art 3G football turf, goalposts, and floodlights, improving access to sport and physical activity for local communities.
As part of this investment, local communities across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will benefit from an unprecedented £12 million in 2023-24, delivering in partnership with the Scottish FA, the Irish FA, Cymru Football Foundation and Football Association of Wales. A further £9 million is also being committed across these regions for projects to be delivered through 2024-25.
This builds on historic investment in grassroots sport. Since 2021, the Government has helped deliver new facilities or improvements at almost 2,400 sites across the UK, getting more than 120,000 people active.
The Government is sticking to its plan to improve the mental and physical health of the nation and provide high-quality sports facilities across the country, ensuring a brighter future for this generation and generations to come.
Commenting, Andrew Selous MP said:
“There is a clear link between feeling your best, both mentally and physically, and exercising regularly.
“That is why I welcome the news that the Government are helping people across Dunstable get active by investing £2,700 into our grassroots sports facilities.
“The Government is sticking to its plan to make sure everyone can access the facilities they need to live an active and healthy lifestyle, ensuring a brighter future for all.”