WITH swimming pools and leisure facilities facing rising operating costs, the Government launched the Swimming Pool Support Fund, with pools and leisure facilities receiving a share of £20 million.
Tudor Grange Leisure Centre and North Solihull Sports Centre are among the 196 leisure centres across England receiving Government funding.
Stuart Andrew, Sports Minister, said the announcement would help the Government achieve its target of helping 3.5 million more people active by 2030.
“Leisure centres and pools are vital for millions of people to stay fit and healthy, and we know that many public swimming pools are experiencing greater pressure due to increased operating costs,” he said.
Tudor Grange Leisure Centre received £172,798 and £294,481 was awarded to North Solihull Sports Centre.
Mr Andrew added: “We have heard their concerns and have stepped in to help them make ends meet with £20 million immediate relief, and a further £40 million to help improve sustainability of public swimming pools over the long term.
“This is part of our support for grassroots sports facilities with more than £400 million in order to achieve our ambitious target of getting 3.5 million more people active by 2030.”