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News Release sent out on 24th January 2013                                         

Cransley Sailing Club is delighted to learn that they have secured Olympic legacy funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund.


Sport England today revealed that more than 1,000 local sports projects across the country have now received National Lottery funding through Inspired Facilities, which is part of the £150 million Places People Play legacy programme. Every sports facility that receives funding will carry the London 2012 Inspire mark – celebrating the link to the Games.

Cransley Sailing Club will receive £49,950 of National Lottery funding to replace existing changing room facilities at the club, which has helped thousands of local people to sail since it opened its doors in 1970. The improvements include new showers, toilets and non-slip flooring, as well as heating, new electrics, insulated walls, roof and floors. A separate training room is also being added.


Sport England’s Chair, Richard Lewis, said: “This National Lottery investment is helping us deliver a lasting sporting legacy in Northamptonshire from last year’s successful Olympic and Paralympic Games.


“With so many clubs in the East Midlands having benefitted from this fund already and building on the success of last summer, this is the legacy people want for their local community.”


Principal Training Instructor, Nigel Austin, said: “We are delighted to have secured this investment, which means we can upgrade our clubhouse facilities for members and visitors to match the quality of our training dinghy fleet and our instructors. It is the cornerstone of our strategy to have an outstanding and accessible club to all for the 2012 Olympics’ legacy.”


Cransley Sailing Club is one of 310 projects across England to receiving lottery investment from the third round of the Inspired Facilities fund and one of over 1,000 to benefit overall, with the milestone being achieved one year ahead of schedule. 


Many more communities can still benefit from the fund, with a further two rounds remaining.  Bids will be accepted for the fourth round of Inspired Facilities Funding from the 4 March 2013.  You can find out more at www.sportengland.org/inspiredfacilities.

For more details about the project, please contact Nigel Austin by email at training@cransley.org.uk or by ringing him on 07713 214 583      . 


For more information about Sport England, contact Natasha Quinn on 020 7273 1889      .