Lincolnshire schools get extra £2m sports funding

Primary schools in Lincolnshire are set to receive an extra £2,390,500 government funds to improve sport provision for pupils.

The funding comes from a £150 million Olympic Legacy Fund, which aims to inspire potential athletes of the future and improve to quality of P.E provisions in schools.

For an average-sized primary school, the funding would amount to around £9,250 per year, over the next two years.

The money could be used to pay for extra coaching sessions, and additional or better equipment.

Lincoln’s Member of Parliament, Karl McCartney MP said: “Young people in primary schools across Lincolnshire will benefit from this announcement.

“This money will help to secure the Olympic legacy and support our gold medal winners of the future.”

Prime Minister, David Cameron said: “The Olympic and Paralympic Games marked an incredible year for this country and I will always be proud that we showed the world what Britain can do.

“I want to ensure the Games count for the future too and that means capitalising on the inspiration young people took from what they saw during those summer months.

“This investment will benefit a whole generation of children for many years to come.”