Moorlands MP, Dame Karen Bradley has welcomed the news that Staffordshire Moorlands will benefit from £58,975.00 in new funding as a result of the Government’s long-term investment in grassroots sports.
Exercising more is the most common New Year’s resolution. That is why the Government is helping hundreds of thousands of people across the country stick to their resolution by delivering high-quality grassroots sports facilities.
Over 1,100 projects are receiving funding towards facilities such as changing rooms, pavilions, state of the art 3G football turf, goalposts, and floodlights, improving access to sport and physical activity for local communities.
This builds on historic investment in grassroots sport. Since 2021, the Government has helped deliver new facilities or improvements at almost 2,400 sites across the UK, getting more than 120,000 people active.
Commenting, Karen said:
“I welcome the news that the Government is helping people across the Moorlands get active by investing £58,975.00 into our grassroots sports facilities. This includes grants of £1,163 for goalposts at Endon High School, £5,395 for grass pitch/AGP maintenance equipment at the Meadows in Knypersley and £52,417 for a new multi-use games area and new floodlights at Hot Lane playing fields.”
Sports Minister Stuart Andrew said:
“Sport and physical activity are vital to our mental health and wellbeing, and each year thousands of people make a New Year's resolution to exercise more.
“We know that one of the major barriers in getting active is having access to high-quality sports facilities, which is why we are upgrading 1,100 more pitches, backed by investing £93 million.
“This Government has delivered thousands of new projects across the UK with the aim of getting over 120,000 more people to get active, helping us to make big strides towards meeting our ambitious target of 3.5 million more people active by 2030.”