As this year’s Wimbledon Championships get underway and the nation is gripped with anticipation over who will win this year’s tournament, the Lawn Tennis Association have launched a brand new fund to help encourage as many people as possible to take up the sport.
The Transforming British Tennis Together fund is a £125m investment into community tennis facilities, attracting a further £125m of match funding for successful projects. The LTA hopes that this scheme will deliver 750 newly covered indoor courts, over 4,000 newly floodlit courts and 3,000 court entry systems over the next 10 years.
There is more information on the fund here.
The bits you need to know:
• There is no upper limit for the amount funded
• The LTA will match fund up to 50% of your total project cost through the fund. Half of this will come through as a grant, and the other half as an interest free loan.
• Successful bids are expected to include:
o Covered courts
o Social facilities
o Multi-sports surfaces suitable for tennis
o Accessible facilities for disabled players
o Tennis facilities at multi-sport venues
o Creative ideas on how existing facilities can be altered to support Community Tennis Networks
You can register interest in the fund on the LTA website here.
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