A further £2.4m of funding for projects designed to promote sports participation across the capital was announced today by Mayor of London Boris Johnson.
The funding for 18 new schemes is being provided by the Mayor’s £15.5m Olympic Sports Legacy Programme and brings the total amount of funding made available todate to £5.4m.
In a statement Mayor Johnson said: “Through my legacy programme you can sign up to receive training as a sports coach or volunteer, you can apply for funding for new sports facilities, and we are today launching a range of exciting and innovative sports programmes for Londoners of all ages. Now really is the time to get involved, get off the sofa, get active and become part of London’s Olympic sporting legacy!”
The Mayor announced the funding during a visit to Waltham Forest track, home to the RUN! athletics project which is one of the projects to receive funding.
Other projects to receive funding include a scheme for lower paid people working in the City of London to access subsidised sporting activities and events and a scheme managed by the Rugby Football Foundation to run Rugby and other sports sessions “in 15 high-crime areas around London.”