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Bromley sports club gets £100,000 to upgrade facilities

PUBLISHED: 14:43 20 May 2016 | UPDATED: 14:43 20 May 2016

The money will be used to upgrade changing room facilities

The money will be used to upgrade changing room facilities

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The London Marathon Charitable Trust is funding projects around the capital

A Bromley sports club has been awarded £100,000 by the London Marathon Charitable Trust to help upgrade its facilities

The money will be used to carry out changing room and clubhouse improvements at The Warman Sports Trust Club to bring them up to modern standards and make them more suitable for use by women, children and the disabled.

In a further boost for the borough, a grant of £19,999 for FC Elmstead will go towards a new pavilion at Chiselhurst Recreation Ground, helping to create a fit-for-purpose building that will support the long-term sustainability of the club.

The funds have been allocated from a £2.5 million pot for the renovation of 31 facilities across London that will encourage and support participation in physical activity.

Sir Rodney Walker, chairman of the London Marathon Charitable Trust, said: “In the past year, we have restructured our system to offer three levels of grants which are awarded on a quarterly basis, rather than annually.

“We are delighted to announce these awards which we believe will have a significant positive impact on participation in physical activity in those communities.

“At the beginning of our current financial year in October 2015, the trust received a record £5.7 million as a result of London Marathon Events Limited staging of events for future grantmaking and we are actively seeking high quality applications from organisations that will get more people physically active.”

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