April 3, 2013 3.16 pm This story is over 127 months old

Lindum Sports Association gets £235k for facility improvements

Better facilities: A Lincoln sports association will benefit from a lump sum from Sport England to improve their sporting facilities in Lincoln.

A local sports association has received £235,717 of National Lottery funding from Sport England to help with improvements.

Lindum Sports Association will use the funding to improve its artificial grass pitch and changing rooms.

Lindum Sports Association, based in Lincoln, organises clubs for a variety of sports, but has cricket, rugby, hockey, bridge and squash at its core.

The funding is part of a national initiative by Sport England, which aims to improve sports facilities.

In the first round of the improvement fund, £9.9 million was put aside for 38 artificial grass pitches and swimming pool changing rooms to get improved.

Sport England will invest £45 million of lottery money into medium-sized sport facility projects until 2017.

Sport England Property Director, Charles Johnston, said: “As the research shows people have a better experience of sport when the facilities are good both on and off the pitch.

“These investments in artificial grass pitches and swimming pool changing rooms will have a big impact on sport in local communities.”

Lincoln MP Karl McCartney said: “I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Lindum Sports Association on their long campaign to secure funding for improved facilities and this remarkable achievement.

“£235,717 is a vast sum of money and I know it will be put to very good use in improving Lindum Sport’s artificial grass pitch and changing rooms for members both in my constituency and in Lincolnshire.”