Following on from our recent post regarding ‘English schools to get extra £10m to open sports facilities after hours;’

Sport England has released more information on this money and how will help more children and young people be active.

They are going to be investing £10.1 million of government money to help more schools open their facilities to the public once the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is over.

The funding, which has been provided by the Department for Education, is in addition to the £1.5m awarded as part of the School Sport and Activity Action Plan we announced in July 2019, and will help schools deliver extra-curricular activities and open their facilities outside of the school day during evenings, weekends and school holidays.

Sport England will be working with the nationwide network of Active Partnerships – locally based organisations that specifically focus on helping get people in their areas involved in sport and physical activity – to distribute the funding.

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