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Leicestershire Legacy Fund

Leicestershire Legacy Fund

Please note there will be no further rounds of the Leicestershire Legacy Fund.

To support the creation of a lasting legacy from London 2012, Leicestershire County Council, with the delivery support from Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS), committed resources to the Leicestershire Legacy Fund, a grants scheme for local club and facility development projects.

The aim of the fund was to support;

  • The creation of new clubs and/or new club sections.
  • The creation of new activities within clubs to widen the participation base of adults and/or juniors.
  • Better coaching within clubs by supporting coach education and coach development.
  • The development of high quality clubs by helping to fund facility improvements.
  • Clubs to increase and retain membership.
  • Clubs acquire high quality equipment to support its membership.
  • Critical improvements of club facilities that lead directly to:
    • Increasing participation levels
    • Respond to urgent health and safety issues
    • Recruit or retain members
    • Appropriate land and building acquisition which provides a new place to play sport in the short to medium term, for a community sports club.

2013/2014

Over £175,0000 was awarded as part of the Leicestershire Legacy fund. There were 48 successful bids, across 19 sports in total.

All 48 bids have demonstrated how the support of the Leicestershire Legacy Fund will allow them to develop their club and/or facility. The bids are split across 2 funding schemes:

  1. The Gold Legacy Fund has been awarded to 25 clubs. These clubs have been awarded grants of up to £7,500 to support facility improvement projects in community sports clubs and voluntary organisations. This aims to fund things like pitch improvements or clubhouse refurbishment.
  1. The Silver Legacy Fund has been awarded to 23 clubs. These clubs have been awarded grants of up to £1,000 to support development projects in community sports clubs and voluntary organisations that increase or retain participation. This aims to fund things like coach bursaries and sports equipment.
Blaby

Gold

Silver

Blaby Parish Council
Ivanhoe Cricket Club
Whetstone Juniors Football Club

Braunstone Swimming Club
Kingsway Rangers Football Club

Charnwood

Gold

Silver

Birstall United Football Club
British Shoe Cricket Club
Loughborough District Explorer Scouts
Loughborough Greenfields Sports & Social Club
Wymeswold Bowls Club

Shepshed RFC

Harborough

Gold

Silver

Aylestone St James RFC
Billesdon Cricket Club

Ivanhoe Robins Athletic Club
Kibworth Cricket Club
Market Harborough Hockey Club
Market Harborough Tennis Club
Market Harborough Trampoline Academy

Hinckley & Bosworth

Gold

Silver

Earl Shilton Town Sports Club
Hinckley Town Tennis Club
Market Bosworth RFC Ltd
Newbold Verdon Cricket Club
Sport in Desford

East Midland Cycle Racing
Green Towers FC Hinckley
Hinckley Running Club Junior Session

Melton

Gold

Silver

Belvoir Cricket Club
Holwell Rifle Club
Sporting Club CiCLE Classics

Asfordby Football Club
Bottesford Football Club

North West Leicestershire

Gold

Silver

Coalville Rugby Football Club
Coalville Swimming Club
Coalville Wheelers Cycling Club
Ibstock Town Cricket & Social Club
New Lount Bowls Club

Ashby Aztecs Basketball Club
Ashby de la Zouch Bowling Club
Club Futsal
Donisthorpe Football Club
Whitwick Juniors Badminton Club

Silver

Central Leicester Junior Badminto Club
Dolly Rockit Rollers

Partners

  • Safeguarding
    Age UK L&R
    Equality Standard
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    QUEST
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Melton Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
  • Blaby District Council
    Sport England
    Rutland County Council
    Leicestershire County Council
    County Sport Network
  • Harborough District Council
    British Heart Foundation
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Loughborough University

Partners

  • British Heart Foundation
    Sport England
  • Loughborough University
    Equality Standard
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Rutland County Council
    Blaby District Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    QUEST
  • County Sport Network
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Age UK L&R
    Melton Borough Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Safeguarding
  • East Midlands Platform
    Leicester City Council
  • Harborough District Council