Prime Minister announces £50 million investment in grassroots football pitches
Posted: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 16:29
£50 million investment to build and improve grassroots football pitches across the UK.
The Prime Minister has announced an additional £50 million in grassroots football pitches, to boost the wave of national interest in EURO 2020 and Women's EURO 2022, and inspire the stars of the future to take up the sport.
The funding, which will be made available next year and prioritised for left-behind communities, will enable more people to access high-quality football pitches that can be used for football and other sports right across the UK. It underlines the Government's commitment to levelling up.
Speaking from the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) in Coventry, the Prime Minister outlined the challenges that we face and opportunities we must grasp to make sure that we build back better following the pandemic.
The new £50 million investment will be targeted at left-behind communities and will address health inequalities, encouraging children and young people to get more active while ensuring more people can enjoy our national sport. It is in addition to £25 million for new community football pitches announced by the Chancellor at the Budget earlier this year.
This £50 million investment is a further step towards ensuring that everyone will be an average of 15 minutes from a high-quality football pitch...