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Leyland charity bid to help get more people into sports

The Leyland-based Lancashire Sports Partnership team, with Chief Executive Adrian Leather pictured far left

The Leyland-based Lancashire Sports Partnership team, with Chief Executive Adrian Leather pictured far left

More funding is set to become available to help girls, women, young people and people with disabilities get into sport.

Lancashire Sports Partnership, based in Leyland’s Lancashire Business Park, has announced it is set to become a charity, in the hope of attracting more money for the four key groups the team is aiming to target.

The remit behind the organisation is to encourage more people to get into sport and be active, and Chief Executive Adrian Leather, who joined in 2006, says the move to become a charity will open up even more opportunities.

He said: “We’re hoping to confirm our charity status soon, it’s just going through the application process now.

“We are hoping it will provide a range of options to increase funding which we get on behalf of our partners, which include sport governing bodies, the police, schools, the health sector and volunteer groups.

“The funding we get at the moment from the likes of Sport England, agencies to deliver specific projects on their behalf, local government and private sponsorships will continue, but becoming a charity will mean we can specifically target extra funding to help girls, women, young people and people with disabilities get into sport.

“It’s an additional opportunity for investment.”

He added: “It’s a challenge I enjoy. I like the opportunity to bring the benefits of sport and physical activity to people across Lancashire.”

 

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