Midgeland RDA is among 148 local sports projects to secure a share of £10 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund. Since 2011, Inspired Facilities has been helping breathe new life into tired community sports facilities and converting existing buildings into venues suitable for grassroots sport.
Midgeland RDA will receive £46,800 of National Lottery funding to help purchase a Riding Simulator and renovate a building in order to house it.
Sport England Property Director, Charles Johnston, said: “The Inspired Facilities Fund has had a huge impact on grassroots sport across the country. Since 2011, we’ve invested £94 million into more than 1,800 projects to improve and refurbish sports clubs and transform non-sporting venues into vibrant community sports clubs.
“It’s great to see Midgeland Riding for the Disabled join the long list of successful clubs to benefit from this fund.”
Midgeland RDA’s Chairman Wendy Ellis said “We are over the moon that Sport England, through their “Inspired Facilities Fund” has agreed to help us in our mission to buy a Riding Simulator for our Group and convert the barn in order to house it. This riding simulator will enable many more disabled and able bodied people who thought they couldn’t ride to actually experience horse riding in a safe and secure environment”.