A HUGE grant of £31,748 has been awarded to Morton Parish Council from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund.
The Olympic Legacy Fund will go towards the development of Morton Playing Field - and provide new facilities to give greater opportunities for local people to get involved in sport.
Parish Councillor Matthew Gleadell said: “We are delighted to secure this Inspired Facilities grant which will enable us to provide brand new sporting facilities at our village playing field.”
“It is fantastic to think that a huge global event like the Olympics will see its impact reach into the heart of our local community.”
He added: “The money will go towards a multi-use games area for basketball, football and tennis, and towards putting fencing around the playing field.”
“This is part of a bigger £120,000 project, where we are looking to have the whole field resurfaced, build a new play area and much more.”
Sport England chairman Richard Lewis said: “This investment will create a fantastic sporting legacy for the Morton and Gainsborough community. This has really hit the mark with sports clubs, and shows we’re offering the legacy that people want for their community.”