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Council secures over £330,000 for sports activities in the Borough

Published Friday, 04 September 2015

OVER £330,000 was secured by the Borough Council last year to support sport and physical activity in Hinckley & Bosworth.

The investment was achieved through the council's membership of the Leicester-shire and Rutland Sport - County Sports Partnership. 

Each year the council makes an annual contribution of £7,113 to the Partnership, which means that during 2014/15 the council received a return of £47 for every £1 it contributed.

In its Annual Review, the Partnership showcased two case studies from the Hinckley & Bosworth programme, which are both focused on targeting physical activity to improve health. 

The first is the Macmillan Physical Activity Club, which runs at the Sport in Desford facility. The second is run in conjunction with Hinckley Town Tennis Club and aims to increase participation opportunities in sport by getting former members back playing the game and by introducing it to people with special needs. 

Other key Hinckley & Bosworth achievements highlighted by the Annual Review include:
  • The Sport and Physical Activity Commissioning Plan, targeted at increasing adult levels of physical activity, which has seen 47,247 attendances at local projects in Hinckley and Bosworth in 2014/15
  • 12 talented local young athletes were supported through the County Go Gold scheme
  • 2,910 participants from the Borough took part in the Sainsbury’s School Games
  • The winner of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero Award has come from Hinckley and Bosworth twice in the last three years
Councillor Russell Roberts, Executive Member responsible for Culture and Leisure, said: “Sport and physical activity has a real power that changes lives and I am delighted to read the review and see how the Borough Council is truly working in partnership to maximise opportunities for everyone to get involved and be more active, more often, improving their health whilst having fun. 

"Not only are people improving their health, residents of the Borough are also getting an impressive return on their investment as for every pound the council contributes to the County Sports Partnership it is receiving a return of £47 into sport and physical activity across the Borough.”
  • In addition to the funding return from the Borough's membership of the County Sports Partnership, the council’s Cultural Services team has helped to secure financial investment totalling £5,829,934 for supporting the delivery of sport and physical activity across the Borough during the last 10 years
Last updated: 04/09/2015 16:05