Date published: 11/09/2012
Grassroots sport in North Cornwall received a significant boost today following the news that Boscastle Football Club have received a grant of £29,017 from the Football Foundation, the country’s largest sports charity.
The funding will provide Boscastle Football Club and the local community with a fantastic new changing facility for both young and old. The new building will also be used by the local school, pre-school and other local groups.
The new changing facility will comprise of a timber frame structure in keeping with the local area which received full backing from the landlord, the National Trust. The design will also be constructed to the latest building regulations and will be used for many generations to come.
Funded by the Premier League, The FA, and the Government (via Sport England), the Football Foundation is the country’s largest sports charity. Since it was launched in 2000, the Foundation has awarded around 8,000 grants worth more than £420m towards improving grassroots sport, which it has used to attract additional partnership funding of over £520m.
Mark Collings, Boscastle AFC, said: “We are very grateful for the local community, Parish Council, local Chamber of Commerce and the Football Foundation for helping and supporting us. It will be great to finally see the new building up and running.”
Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “I commend Boscastle AFC and the Cornwall FA for working tirelessly to secure this funding and I look forward to seeing the end result in the near future.
“This year is an exciting time for sport in this country and a tremendous opportunity to create a grassroots legacy. The hosting of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will inspire generations of people up and down the country to reap the rewards that sport has to offer.
“The Football Foundation is dedicated, with funding provided from the Premier League, the FA and government, to raising the standard of grassroots community sports facilities and to getting more people actively playing the national sport.”
For more information about the work the Football Foundation is doing in Cornwall all over the country visit www.footballfoundation.org.uk or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/FootballFoundtn.
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