Surrey

London 2012: Camberley college awarded Olympic legacy funding

Community sports groups in Surrey are being offered almost £520,000 of Olympic legacy funding to improve facilities.

The money is from Sport England's Inspired Facilities Fund.

Collingwood College in Camberley is set to receive £55,000 for refurbishment of its gymnastics centre.

Grayshott and Dunsfold parish councils will share over £40,000 for two pavilion refurbishment projects.

Peter Dickinson from Sport England said: "The investments announced today will breathe new life into tired facilities that can be unattractive to sports participants, difficult to maintain and run.

"Grants have also been offered to convert existing buildings into venues that are suitable for grassroots sport and to allow local clubs to buy the facilities they use."

This is the first of five funding rounds of Inspired Facilities; the second round opens in February, offering local groups the chance to bid for a further £10m of funding.

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