Bury Lake Young Mariners awarded £150,000 of funding from Sport England

Updated: 27 October 2015

Bury Lake Young Mariners is among 91 local sports projects to secure a share of £6,039,499 million National Lottery funding boost from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund.

Since 2011, Inspired Facilities has been helping breathe new life into tired community sports facilities and converting existing buildings into venues suitable for grassroots sport.

The sailing charity has been successful in being awarded £150,000 towards the development of reconstruction and enlargement of the watersports facility.  The National Lottery funding will upgrade the facilities and improvements include re-designing its clubhouse in the Aquadrome, boat storage facility, workshop and new jetties.

Sport England Property Director, Charles Johnston, said: “The Inspired Facilities fund has had a huge impact on grassroots sport across the country. Since 2011, we’ve invested £102 million into more than 1,920 projects to improve and refurbish sports clubs and transform non-sporting venues into vibrant community sports clubs”

“It’s great to see Bury Lake Young Mariners join the long list of successful clubs to benefit from this fund.”

Club Chairman, Chris Owen, said: “We are

delighted to have secured this investment, which means we can upgrade the quality of our premises”

Lead Member for Leisure, Chris Lloyd said: “This investment by Sport England into Bury Lake Young Mariners is fantastic news and this money is an investment in young people for today and for the future. I would like to thank all those involved in putting together the excellent bid and working on the project. I look forward to new facilities being available.”

For more information, including fundraising, visit http://blym.org.uk