Vale of Clwyd MP Dr James Davies is delighted that through the UK Government’s Multi-Sport Grassroots Facilities Programme, more facilities in the Vale of Clwyd are being levelled up.
It has been announced that the constituency will be receiving a total of £279,486 for grassroots sports facilities.
The Government is investing £93m across the UK, with over 1,100 projects funded so far, delivering high quality football and multi-sport facilities.
In the latest round of funding, a number of clubs in the Vale of Clwyd benefit.
Prestatyn Athletic JFC – Morfas, have been awarded a £14,750.60 grant towards a £21,072.28 project to improve facilities. The money will be used towards a mower, goals, and grounds maintenance equipment.
Rhyl Hearts JFC - Coronation Gardens, meanwhile have received an £18,970.31 grant towards a £24,188.01 project for goalposts and grounds maintenance equipment.
Rhuddlan Town JFC – Pengwern, are also celebrating having been awarded a £24,340.00 grant towards a £32,340.00 project which will be used towards grass pitch maintenance equipment.
Meliden FC - The Mine, have also received a grant, £221,424.84 towards a £276,781.82 project, which will be used for a grass pitch upgrade.
Welcoming such substantial investment in his constituency, James said:
“There is a clear link between feeling your best, both mentally and physically, and exercising regularly.
“That is why I welcome the news that the Conservative Government are helping people across the Vale of Clwyd get active by investing a further £279,486 into our grassroots sports facilities.
“The Government is sticking to its plan to make sure everyone can access the facilities they need to live an active and healthy lifestyle, ensuring a brighter future for all. We plan to get 3.5 million more people across the country active by 2030, including one million young people-
“This funding will be of huge benefit here in the Vale of Clwyd and contribute towards levelling up the area.”
Secretary of Meliden FC, David Hobson, said:
"The pitch is in a dire state so this work, which will start in two weeks, will bring it up to a standard which will enable it to be used by the wider community.
"Currently, because of its poor state, it is used by just the men's team, but we are hoping once the work is complete we can open the doors to women and junior teams too.
"It is an exciting time for the club and this work would not have been possible without this funding."
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.”
To find out more about the next round of the Multi-Sport Grassroots Facilities funding, please contact James at email@example.com.