Havering leisure centres to receive £580,000 to help with reopening
The money will help leisure centres in Havering to recover from the pandemic (Credit: Pixabay)
Leisure centres in Havering will receive more than £580,000 in funding to support their reopening.
Havering Council and Everyone Active have secured the grant from Sport England’s National Leisure Recovery Fund.
The money has come from the Government and is intended to support public sector leisure centres.
The grant is hoped to offset the losses suffered by local leisure facilities during the coronavirus pandemic.
Tom Fletcher, Contract Manager at Everyone Active, said, “After our centres being closed for three months, this is great news for our facilities in Havering.
“This vital funding is much appreciated as it plays a huge part in helping us support our vision to get everyone active and back in our centres.
“We are passionate about providing people of all ages and background the opportunity to exercise and this financial support will go a long way to maintaining the good health of local communities.”
The funding has been announced ahead of the opening of the new £23 million Harrow Lodge Leisure centre in Hornchurch.
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