Grassroots sports in Andover and Whitchurch is receiving combined grants of £20,499 to improve facilities and get more people active — especially those from underrepresented groups such as women and girls and those living with disabilities.
Whitchurch United are receiving a government grant of £17,955 and Andover New Street Youth are receiving £2,504. Kit Malthouse MP: “I hope this funding encourages more local women and girls into sport.”
It’s part of a government programme which is investing tens of millions into more than 1700 grassroots sports facilities across the country — and the money will go on a range of projects such as creating or upgrading changing rooms, grass pitches, 3G football turf pitches, floodlights, fencing and improving disabled access.
Kit Malthouse MP, North West Hampshire, said:
“This is good news and will hopefully encourage more local people to take up sports. We know the immense benefits sports can bring to our lives from improving our fitness and mental health to fostering close friendships and camaraderie with team mates. We of course saw our legendary women’s national team win the Euros last year — and I hope this funding encourages more women and girls from places like Andover and Whitchurch into sport.”