£210,000 to support recovery of leisure centres

£210,000 to support recovery of leisure centres

23/03/21 - Broxtowe Borough Council has received £210,000 to support recovery of its leisure centres, thanks to a Government scheme.

The Government has announced that £100 million has now been allocated to 266 local authorities across England, to support the recovery of publicly-owned leisure centres and gyms. 

In Broxtowe, £210,000 has been receive to support recovery of the Council's LLeisure Leisure Centres. 

The National Leisure Recovery Fund, which opened in December 2020, was established to provide a solid funding platform for the leisure sector to successfully reopen. It has been funded by the Government and managed by Sport England.

Allocations will mean that publicly-owned leisure centres and gyms can begin preparations for reopening as part of Step Two of the Prime Minister’s roadmap, secured by financial backing from the Government. The lifting of restrictions will be subject to approval.

It follows the Prime Minister’s ambition to ‘building back fitter’ from the coronavirus pandemic, underlined by the multi-billion pound support for the sport and leisure sectors over the past year.

As announced in the Prime Minister’s roadmap, leisure centres and gyms will be part of the Step Two reopening. They will be permitted to re-open their doors to the public no earlier than 12 April for individual socially distanced use, with this £100 million providing a significant capital injection to help with restarting.

As part of Step Three, indoor adult group sports and exercise classes will be permitted to resume from no earlier than 17 May.



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