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Nottinghamshire rugby clubs get council Olympic legacy grants

20 March 2013

  • Four clubs get County Council grants to develop facilities
  • Council initiative benefits rugby

Four Nottinghamshire rugby clubs have been awarded grants from a £1 million Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Fund set up by Nottinghamshire County Council.

Worksop have been awarded £1,161 in a Kick Start grant by the council, which will provide training and match-day equipment for the club’s youth section to assist player development.

Ashfield, Keyworth and Southwell have been awarded a total of £101,000 in Game Changer grants to help them promote rugby and nurture talent.

Ashfield have been awarded £20,000, which will be used for portable floodlighting and to make their ground secure.

Keyworth’s grant of £31,000 will be used to install match and training floodlights and Southwell’s £50,000 grant will be used to build a new changing room block as phase one of an overall clubhouse redevelopment.

Nottinghamshire County Council is the first local authority in the United Kingdom to respond to Lord Sebastian Coe’s legacy plea with investment plans to produce future sports stars in the county.

The Kick Start funding is available to registered, constituted sports clubs, providing funding from £500 to £10,000.

Kick Start incorporates a fast-track application process to ensure that funds are made available to clubs in a timely fashion.

The more detailed Game Changer funding supports clubs requiring a greater investment, from £10,000 to £50,000.