Community Leisure UK has welcomed news that the Swimming Pool Support Fund is now open to applications from local authorities with pools in their area.
The fund was announced earlier this year in the Government’s Spring Budget. The £60 million fund is split into two pots:
Kirsty Cumming, CEO of Community Leisure UK said: “Thank you to Sport England for their energy and work to get this fund launched.
“It is an important lifeline for many pools across the country and we are delighted that the Government has recognised the crucial role of public pools and created a fund to support.
”We would encourage members to be proactive in contacting your local authority immediately to express your interest in support – it will be the local authority’s decision to prioritise their application across the different pools in their area.
Local Authorities will have six weeks to make their applications, with the application window closing on 11th August with funding being delivered to successful facilities in September. To find out more and to understand the application process visit the Sport England Website
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