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Baston benefits from grassroots grant

Baston benefits from grassroots grant

Date published: 22/11/2012
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Grassroots sport in Lincolnshire received a boost today following the news that Brudenell Playing Field Management Committee (BPFMC) and Baston FC have received a grant for £378 from the Football Foundation, the country’s largest sports charity.

The funding will allow BPFMC to replace existing sporting equipment at Baston playing fields, including replacing goal posts, nets and corner flags, enabling several football teams of all ages to continue to play from the site.

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.

Phil Davies, Secretary of Baston FC, said: “The grant provides BPFMC with the opportunity to replace the outdated dilapidated equipment and ensure the local sports teams can continue to use the site.”

Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “I commend BPFMC and the Lincolnshire FA for working tirelessly to secure this funding.

“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 all over the country visit www.footballfoundation.org.uk or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/FootballFoundtn.

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“The grant provides BPFMC with the opportunity to replace the outdated dilapidated equipment and ensure the local sports teams can continue to use the site.” 

Phil Davies

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