Sport England grants TSC £2000 emergency funding to repair flood damage.
Published 16:29 on 7 Apr 2014
Good news!! We have been awarded £2000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Flood Relief Fund to repair our moorings and replace items lost as a result of the floods and storms over the winter months.
The recent storms and floods devastated homes, businesses and infrastructure across the country and also had major impact on sports facilities, particularly sports pitches and water sports centres. In February, Sport England launched the £5 million Flood Relief Fund in a bid to help clean up and repair sports facilities and get them back up and running.
Thames Sailing Club will use its £2000 award to effect temporary repairs to concrete hard standing and wooden edging adjacent to the river, acquire a high capacity water pump to remove silt from our sail shed and other areas, replace equipment and racing buoys lost to the river, and restore club to full use as soon as possible.
Jennie Price, Chief Executive of Sport England, said: “The storms and floods devastated many sports facilities across England. We want to play our part in helping communities get back to normal, and we are delighted to be able to get this emergency funding to Thames Sailing Club to help it get back up and running as soon as possible.”
David Dixson, Commodore of Thames Sailing Club said: “We are delighted that Sport England has awarded this funding to us which will allow us to bring our club back into full use for the start of the sailing season so that our members and the wider community can once more benefit from these fantastic facilities.”
Last updated 17:43 on 19 September 2019