Following on from recent grants of over half a million pounds for sports facilities in Burntwood (see here), the Department of Culture Media and Sport have announced the third tranche of the Youth Investment Fund which will provide over £90 million to rebuild or refurbish 140 projects across the country.
Michael Fabricant says: “The Youth Investment Fund is over £300 million of funding that will build or renovate up to 300 youth facilities over the next two years, with the aim of supporting an additional 45,000 young people per year to access youth facilities.
“Locally, Liberty Jamboree at the Lichfield Sports Club will receive £1,900,270 to extend their facility enabling them to support an additional 420 young people per year.
“This is fantastic news for our area and I congratulate everyone who helped in putting forward the successful bid. It’s a great example of levelling up in action.”