West Cumbrian MP Jamie Reed has today welcomed the news that eight clubs in Copeland have been awarded a total of £41,182 from Sport England’s Flood Relief Fund to help with the Storm Desmond clear up operation.
The winter storms and floods devastated homes, businesses and infrastructure across Cumbria and also had major impact on sports facilities. In December 2015, Sport England launched its Emergency Flood Relief Fund to help restore pitches and repair community sports facilities damaged by the rising water and strong winds.
Local organisations set to receive the funding are:
- Keswick School – £5,000
- Keswick Football Club – £5,000
- Keswick Lawn Tennis Club – £7,500
- Fitz Park Bowling Club – £5,000
- Keswick Cricket Club – £5,000
- Cleator Moor Celtic Football Club – £4,770
- Keswick RFC – £5,000
- Bassenthwaite Sailing Club – £3,912
Copeland MP Jamie Reed said:
“I welcome this funding to support local sports clubs to recover from the devestation caused by the Storm Desmond.
“Long after the national TV cameras left our community, West Cumbrians have demonstrated a remarkable community spirit and resilience during the clean up process.
“Local sports facilities are an important asset in our communities and I am pleased that this funding will go some way to support our recovery.”
Charles Johnston, Director of Property at Sport England said:
“Our Emergency Flood Relief Fund is about helping community sport get back on its feet as quickly as it can. We are delighted to have been able to help clubs across Cumbria, who have displayed impressive community spirit in helping to restore local facilities, and we remain committed to working with them in the long-term so that full services can be restored”.