Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP has voiced his support of tens of thousands of pounds worth of Government funding for sports facilities in the Cotswold.

The Cotswolds MP welcomed the announcement of £27,756 of investment as part of the Government's long-term commitment to grassroots sports.

In a statement, Mr Clifton-Brown said: "There is a clear link between feeling your best, both mentally and physically, and exercising regularly.



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"That is why I welcome the news that the Government is helping people across the Cotswolds get active by investing £27,756 into our grassroots sports facilities.

"The Government is sticking to its plan to make sure everyone can access the facilities they need to live an active and healthy lifestyle, ensuring a brighter future for all."

The Government's intent is to help the nation, including the Cotswolds, stick to the New Year’s resolution of exercising more by providing quality sports facilities.

The new funding is aimed at enabling hundreds of thousands of people across the country to lead an active lifestyle, which in turn, could reap benefits to their mental and physical health.

Plans include investment in more than 1,100 projects nationwide aimed at improving or providing sports facilities such as changing rooms, pavilions, 3G football turf, goalposts, and floodlights.

At least 50 per cent of the funding will be spent on areas that are most in need, including regions in the Cotswolds.

The sports minister, Stuart Andrew, said: "Sport and physical activity are vital to our mental health and wellbeing, and each year thousands of people make a New Year's resolution to exercise more.

"We know that one of the major barriers in getting active is having access to high-quality sports facilities, which is why we are upgrading 1,100 more pitches, backed by investing £93 million."

“This Government has delivered thousands of new projects across the UK with the aim of getting over 120,000 more people to get active, helping us to make big strides towards meeting our ambitious target of 3.5 million more people active by 2030.”