Monday, 12 August 2013

Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club Press Release

Under strict embargo until Monday, 12 August 2013


·         Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club secures £49,920 National Lottery funding from Sport England
·         Free taster sessions for local community to celebrate the investment
·         Sport England announces £40 million to extend Inspired Facilities Fund to 2017

An Indoor Bowling Club in Little Polgooth, St Austell, Cornwall, has secured Olympic legacy funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund.

Sport England today revealed that more than 1,300 local sports projects across the country have now received National Lottery funding through Inspired Facilities, parts of its Olympic and Paralympic legacy programme.

Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club will receive £49,920 of National Lottery funding to upgrade the facilities to include new insulation, improved lighting and heating, existing disabled access, refurbishment of toilet block and changing rooms, kitchen, and spectator seating areas.  The enhanced facilities will enable the Club to attract additional local sporting organisations to use the venue and increase the current membership of the Bowling Club.  The Club has also recently secured a contract with Cornwall County Short Mat Bowls Association for their  County tournaments and competitions. 

To celebrate the award, local people are being invited to free taster sessions between 10.00am and 5.00pm on Saturday and Sunday, 21 and 22 September and Sunday, 29 September 2013, to try out the sport.  All are welcome and food and refreshments will be provided.

Sport England’s Chair, Nick Bitel, said: “A year on from the Olympics, this National Lottery investment is helping us deliver a lasting sporting legacy in Cornwall.”

“With investment now on offer from our Inspired Facilities Fund until 2017, we look forward to supporting many more Sports Clubs in the South West who play such a vital role in grassroots sports.”

Local MP, Steve Gilbert, Liberal Democrat for St Austell and Newquay said: “This is a significant award that will make a real difference to the Club enabling it to build on the excellent work that it already does and reach out to new parts of the community too.  I’d like to commend those at the Club who were responsible for the bid to Sport England and it’s very welcome that this extra investment is coming to our part of the world.”

Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club is one of well over 300 projects across England receiving lottery investment from the fourth round of the Inspired Facilities Fund and one of more than 1,300 to benefit overall.

Many more communities are now set to benefit from the hugely popular fund, after Sport England today announced that it was extending Inspired Facilities until 2017, with an additional £40 million of National Lottery funding to invest.  Bids will be accepted for the next round of Inspired Facilities funding from the 21 October 2013.  You can find out more at:

Notes to Editors

For more details about the project, please contact Charles Gigg, President of Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club on 01275 849248 or email

The additional £40 million will be invested during 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17.  Funding for the round that opens on 21 October 2013 will come out of the existing budget.

For more information about Sport England, contact Natasha Quinn on 020 7273 1889.

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