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Possible help for sports clubs hit by floods
Updated 6:49pm Tuesday 11th March 2014 in News
SPORTS clubs in Tenbury and the Teme Valley badly affected by flooding may be able to get help.
They could claim a share from a pot of £5 million set aside by Sport England.
Sport England has announced that grants of up to £2000 are available for sports clubs which have been affected by the floods.
The money can be used for paying for clearing flood debris, fixing damage to electrical services or cleaning changing rooms.
Clubs with more extensive damage can also apply for special funding and Sport England has set up a website to advise leisure venues about how to access relief funding.
The allocation has been welcomed by West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin whose constituency includes Tenbury.
"The Government has unveiled a number of measures to help hard-working home and businesses owners and farmers with extra bills as a result of the floods,” she said.
"Sports fields, leisure facilities and clubs which have also been affected and will be able to apply for funds in the next couple of weeks and the money will be made available almost immediately.
"I think it is great that Sport England has taken this step and I hope that sports clubs and leisure facilities will take advantage of this fund to get back to normal as quickly as possible."