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Swimming Pool Support Fund keeps leisure centres afloat

We've distributed £20.3 million of Government money to local authorities to ensure swimming pools stay open.

4th November 2023

More than 100 local authorities across England have received funding from the Swimming Pool Support Fund to help them keep public pools open in the face of challenging financial pressures.

In total, we’ve awarded 196 publicly owned leisure facilities with swimming pools from 103 authorities a share of £20.3m to support with increased cost pressures, associated with recent rises in energy and operating costs.

These pools and leisure centres were selected based on their risk of closure, the proximity to other swimming pools providing public swimming, and the level of demand for the facility.

Two swimmers pass each other in a public pool

The central Government fund, which was announced as part of the Spring Budget, is worth £60.3 million in total and is split into two phases. The awards being announced today, and £40m that's for investment to improve the energy efficiency of public facilities with pools in the medium to long term.

Our executive director for place, Lisa Dodd-Mayne said it's been important to distribute the funding fairly and quickly given the crucial role these facilities play in communities across the country.

“We know just how vital swimming pools and leisure centres are to our nation’s activity levels, which is why Sport England is proud to have played a central role in the delivery of this fund,” she explained.  

“Many pools have faced a real and significant threat to their survival this year, as local authorities and operators battle the challenge of increased energy and maintenance costs, weakened reserves and difficulties with retaining staff.

“Today’s announcement is an important moment in time but is, by no means, the end of the work facing us or the support available as we continue to work with our partners to ensure the long-term viability of these vital community resources.”

  • Swimming Pool Support Fund - Phase one awards

    A full list of local authorities and swimming pools/leisure centres to be awarded funding is below. 

    You can also explore the awards in your area by using our interactive map.

    Facility Name

    Postcode

    Local Authority

    Award (£)

    Parliamentary Constituency

    Abbey Sports Centre (Berinsfield)

    OX10 7NR

    South Oxfordshire

    £26,523

    Henley

    Abbey Stadium Sports Centre

    B97 6EJ

    Redditch

    £177,311

    Redditch

    Academy Leisure Sawtry

    PE28 5UY

    Huntingdonshire

    £38,245

    North West Cambridgeshire

    Active Copley

    SK15 3ET

    Tameside

    £110,000

    Stalybridge and Hyde

    Active Hyde

    SK14 5PL

    Tameside

    £197,500

    Stalybridge and Hyde

    Alsager Leisure Centre

    ST7 2HP

    Cheshire East

    £68,984

    Congleton

    Applemore Health And Leisure

    SO45 5TN

    New Forest

    £36,660

    New Forest East

    Arnold Leisure Centre

    NG5 7EE

    Gedling

    £98,758

    Gedling

    Atherstone Leisure Complex

    CV9 1AX

    North Warwickshire

    £198,003

    North Warwickshire

    Bakewell Swimming Pool

    DE45 1ES

    Derbyshire Dales

    £29,679

    Derbyshire Dales

    Barnsley Metrodome Leisure Complex

    S71 1AN

    Barnsley

    £400,000

    Barnsley Central

    Barrow Forward Leisure Centre

    LA13 9DT

    Westmorland and Furness

    £235,476

    Barrow and Furness

    Baysgarth Leisure Centre

    DN18 5DT

    North Lincolnshire

    £110,907

    Cleethorpes

    Beechwood Community Centre

    WA7 2PZ

    Halton

    £14,799

    Weaver Vale

    Belper Leisure Centre

    DE56 0DA

    Amber Valley

    £180,930

    Mid Derbyshire

    Berkhamsted Leisure Centre

    HP4 3QQ

    Dacorum

    £47,466

    South West Hertfordshire

    Bexhill Leisure Pool

    TN40 2JS

    Rother

    £64,266

    Bexhill and Battle

    Blaydon Leisure Centre

    NE21 5NW

    Gateshead

    £187,108

    Blaydon

    Bodmin Leisure Centre

    PL31 1DE

    Cornwall

    £72,430

    North Cornwall

    Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool

    TQ13 9BY

    Teignbridge

    £5,600

    Central Devon

    Brean Splash Water Park

    TA8 2QY

    Somerset

    £120,000

    Wells

    Bromsgrove Sports And Leisure Centre

    B60 1AY

    Bromsgrove

    £24,032

    Bromsgrove

    Brookvale Recreation Centre

    WA7 6EP

    Halton

    £63,000

    Weaver Vale

    Buckfastleigh Open Air Pool

    TQ11 0DB

    Teignbridge

    £2,500

    Central Devon

    Burnham On Sea Swim And Sports Academy

    TA8 2ET

    Somerset

    £27,232

    Wells

    Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre

    IP33 3TT

    West Suffolk

    £101,576

    Bury St Edmunds

    Calday Grange Swimming Pool

    CH48 8AS

    Wirral

    £7,200

    Wirral West

    Calverton Leisure Centre

    NG14 6JZ

    Gedling

    £11,369

    Sherwood

    Carlton Forum Leisure Centre

    NG4 3SH

    Gedling

    £17,398

    Gedling

    Carterton Leisure Centre

    OX18 1AA

    West Oxfordshire

    £113,341

    Witney

    Castle Pool

    B35 7JE

    Birmingham

    £57,561

    Birmingham, Erdington

    Castle Sports Centre And Swimming Pool

    PE11 2AJ

    South Holland

    £29,651

    South Holland and The Deepings

    Central Park Leisure Centre

    RM3 9LB

    Havering

    £141,981

    Hornchurch and Upminster

    Chelsea Sports Centre

    SW3 5PL

    Kensington and Chelsea

    £105,605

    Chelsea and Fulham

    Chipping Norton Leisure Centre

    OX7 5DY

    West Oxfordshire

    £96,853

    Witney

    Clacton Leisure Centre

    CO15 6DB

    Tendring

    £164,157

    Clacton

    Clements Hall Leisure Centre

    SS5 4LN

    Rochford

    £113,626

    Rayleigh and Wickford

    Cockermouth Leisure Centre

    CA13 9JR

    Cumberland

    £52,128

    Workington

    Copeland Swimming Pool And Fitness Centre

    CA28 8RW

    Cumberland

    £119,024

    Copeland

    De Stafford Sports Centre

    CR3 5YX

    Tandridge

    £64,276

    East Surrey

    Didcot Wave Leisure Pool & Gym

    OX11 8NX

    South Oxfordshire

    £82,556

    Wantage

    Dimensions Leisure Centre

    ST6 4ET

    Stoke-on-Trent

    £5,253

    Stoke-on-Trent North

    Dorcan Recreation Complex

    SN3 5DA

    Swindon

    £29,150

    South Swindon

    Dormers Wells Leisure Centre

    UB1 3HX

    Ealing

    £91,890

    Ealing, Southall

    Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles

    CO12 3ST

    Tendring

    £113,678

    Harwich and North Essex

    Dukeries Leisure Centre

    NG22 9JJ

    Newark and Sherwood

    £48,532

    Sherwood

    East Riding Leisure Bridlington

    YO15 2QQ

    East Riding of Yorkshire

    £200,000

    East Yorkshire

    East Riding Leisure Hornsea

    HU18 1PZ

    East Riding of Yorkshire

    £92,500

    Beverley and Holderness

    East Riding Leisure Withernsea

    HU19 2QA

    East Riding of Yorkshire

    £72,500

    Beverley and Holderness

    Eckington Swimming Pool

    S21 4DA

    North East Derbyshire

    £130,000

    North East Derbyshire

    Energise Leisure Centre

    YO24 3DX

    York

    £139,462

    York Central

    Failsworth Sports Campus

    M35 9HA

    Oldham

    £90,937

    Ashton-under-Lyne

    Faringdon Leisure Centre

    SN7 7LB

    Vale of White Horse

    £55,014

    Wantage

    Fenton Manor Sports Complex And Shapes

    ST4 2RR

    Stoke-on-Trent

    £16,787

    Stoke-on-Trent South

    Fleetwood Ymca Leisure Centre

    FY7 6HF

    Wyre

    £70,156

    Lancaster and Fleetwood

    Flitwick Leisure Centre

    MK45 1TH

    Central Bedfordshire

    £92,839

    Mid Bedfordshire

    Frome Leisure Centre

    BA11 2SA

    Somerset

    £29,868

    Somerton and Frome

    Fulwood Leisure Centre

    PR2 9YA

    Preston

    £125,835

    Wyre and Preston North

    Gateshead Leisure Centre

    NE8 4HU

    Gateshead

    £105,532

    Gateshead

    George Campbell Leisure Centre

    PE15 9LT

    Fenland

    £49,572

    North East Cambridgeshire

    Goole Leisure Centre

    DN14 5QX

    East Riding of Yorkshire

    £125,000

    Brigg and Goole

    Gosforth Leisure Centre

    NE3 3HD

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    £25,690

    Newcastle upon Tyne Central

    Grantham Meres Leisure Centre

    NG31 7XQ

    South Kesteven

    £253,518

    Grantham and Stamford

    Great Dunmow Leisure Centre

    CM6 2AT

    Uttlesford

    £73,919

    Saffron Walden

    Hadleigh Pool & Leisure

    IP7 5BH

    Babergh

    £115,620

    South Suffolk

    Hamble Sports Complex

    SO31 4NE

    Eastleigh

    £16,522

    Eastleigh

    Handsworth Wellbeing Centre

    B20 2BY

    Birmingham

    £100,370

    Birmingham, Perry Barr

    Hart Leisure Centre

    GU51 5EE

    Hart

    £149,714

    North East Hampshire

    Hartsdown Sports And Leisure Centre

    CT9 5QX

    Thanet

    £162,566

    North Thanet

    Haverhill Leisure Centre

    CB9 0ER

    West Suffolk

    £58,780

    West Suffolk

    Helston Sports Centre

    TR13 8YQ

    Cornwall

    £35,249

    St Ives

    Hemel Hempstead Leisure Centre

    HP1 1JS

    Dacorum

    £74,765

    Hemel Hempstead

    Henley Leisure Centre

    RG9 1PA

    South Oxfordshire

    £78,902

    Henley

    Hetton Community Pool And Wellness Centre

    DH5 9LZ

    Sunderland

    £68,796

    Houghton and Sunderland South

    Huddersfield Leisure Centre

    HD1 4BP

    Kirklees

    £295,309

    Huddersfield

    Hudson Leisure Centre

    PE13 1RL

    Fenland

    £55,105

    North East Cambridgeshire

    Ilkley Swimming Pool

    LS29 0BZ

    Bradford

    £171,644

    Keighley

    Impulse Leisure (Blackshots)

    RM16 2JU

    Thurrock

    £157,448

    Thurrock

    Impulse Leisure (Corringham)

    SS17 7NB

    Thurrock

    £83,106

    South Basildon and East Thurrock

    John Warner Sports Centre

    EN11 0QG

    Broxbourne

    £188,831

    Broxbourne

    Jubilee Swimming Pool (Bristol)

    BS4 2LP

    Bristol, City of

    £21,971

    Bristol South

    K2 Crawley

    RH11 9BQ

    Crawley

    £290,444

    Crawley

    Kidsgrove Sports Centre

    ST7 1DR

    Newcastle-under-Lyme

    £68,845

    Stoke-on-Trent North

    Kimberley Leisure Centre

    NG16 2NJ

    Broxtowe

    £46,585

    Broxtowe

    King Alfred Leisure Centre

    BN3 2WW

    Brighton and Hove

    £139,734

    Hove

    Kingsway Leisure Centre

    WA8 7QH

    Halton

    £69,000

    Halton

    Ladywood Leisure Centre

    B16 8TR

    Birmingham

    £72,837

    Birmingham, Ladywood

    Life Leisure Cheadle

    SK8 1JR

    Stockport

    £73,364

    Cheadle

    Life Leisure Hazel Grove

    SK7 5JW

    Stockport

    £261,312

    Cheadle

    Life Leisure Romiley

    SK6 4BB

    Stockport

    £165,324

    Hazel Grove

    Link Centre

    SN5 7DL

    Swindon

    £104,331

    South Swindon

    Liskeard Leisure Centre

    PL14 3HZ

    Cornwall

    £75,973

    South East Cornwall

    Loftus Leisure Centre

    TS13 4RS

    Redcar and Cleveland

    £85,411

    Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

    Lord Butler Fitness & Leisure Centre

    CB11 3EG

    Uttlesford

    £81,437

    Saffron Walden

    Lune Valley Swimming Pool

    LA2 8LG

    Lancaster

    £17,012

    Morecambe and Lunesdale

    Lymington Health & Leisure

    SO41 8FZ

    New Forest

    £10,636

    New Forest West

    Macclesfield Leisure Centre

    SK10 4AF

    Cheshire East

    £66,190

    Macclesfield

    Manor Leisure Centre

    PE7 1UA

    Fenland

    £86,414

    North East Cambridgeshire

    Marl Pits Leisure Centre

    BB4 7SN

    Rossendale

    £66,960

    Rossendale and Darwen

    Meadowside Leisure Centre

    DE14 1TL

    East Staffordshire

    £97,784

    Burton

    Medina Leisure Centre

    PO30 2EW

    Isle of Wight

    £280,013

    Isle of Wight

    Moretonhampstead Swimming Pool

    TQ13 8LG

    Teignbridge

    £683

    Central Devon

    Move Urmston

    M41 5RR

    Trafford

    £43,850

    Stretford and Urmston

    Nantwich Leisure Centre

    CW5 5LS

    Cheshire East

    £190,922

    Crewe and Nantwich

    Neptune Centre

    TS3 7RP

    Middlesbrough

    £110,700

    Middlesbrough

    New Addington Leisure Centre

    CR0 0JB

    Croydon

    £147,759

    Croydon Central

    New Horizons Sport And Leisure Centre

    ST6 6JT

    Stoke-on-Trent

    £2,468

    Stoke-on-Trent North

    New Milton Health And Leisure

    BH25 6RR

    New Forest

    £42,735

    New Forest West

    Newark Sports And Fitness Centre

    NG24 4DH

    Newark and Sherwood

    £96,429

    Newark

    Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre

    CV32 4EW

    Warwick

    £87,302

    Warwick and Leamington

    Newmarket Leisure Centre

    CB8 0EA

    West Suffolk

    £53,224

    West Suffolk

    Newquay Leisure World

    TR7 2LZ

    Cornwall

    £87,212

    St Austell and Newquay

    Newton-Le-Willows Health And Fitness

    WA12 0AQ

    St. Helens

    £172,900

    St Helens North

    Normandy Swimming Pool

    TR21 0NY

    Isles of Scilly

    £20,499

    St Ives

    North Solihull Sports Centre

    B37 5LA

    Solihull

    £294,481

    Meriden

    Oasis Leisure Centre (Hunstanton)

    PE36 5BD

    King's Lynn and West Norfolk

    £60,413

    North West Norfolk

    Oldham Leisure Centre

    OL9 6AF

    Oldham

    £220,691

    Oldham West and Royton

    One Nk

    LN6 9AX

    North Kesteven

    £79,800

    Sleaford and North Hykeham

    Padiham Leisure Centre

    BB12 8ED

    Burnley

    £85,204

    Burnley

    Pendle Wavelengths

    BB9 9TD

    Pendle

    £233,973

    Pendle

    Phoenix Leisure Centre

    NR31 8JU

    Great Yarmouth

    £27,998

    Great Yarmouth

    Pingles Leisure Centre

    CV11 4LX

    Nuneaton and Bedworth

    £134,576

    Nuneaton

    Plymouth Life Centre

    PL2 3DG

    Plymouth

    £50,000

    Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

    Plympton Swimming Pool

    PL7 2AS

    Plymouth

    £50,000

    South West Devon

    Poulton Ymca Swimming & Fitness Centre

    FY6 7HJ

    Wyre

    £52,183

    Wyre and Preston North

    Poynton Leisure Centre

    SK12 1PU

    Cheshire East

    £46,170

    Macclesfield

    Prince Regent Swimming Complex

    BN1 1YA

    Brighton and Hove

    £230,816

    Brighton, Pavilion

    Queens Park Health And Fitness

    WA10 2LT

    St. Helens

    £177,743

    St Helens South and Whiston

    Rainbow Leisure Centre

    KT17 1BN

    Epsom and Ewell

    £220,644

    Epsom and Ewell

    Ramsgate Leisure Centre

    CT11 9TT

    Thanet

    £217,995

    South Thanet

    Ringwood Health And Leisure

    BH24 1PX

    New Forest

    £38,858

    New Forest West

    Riviera International Centre

    TQ2 5LZ

    Torbay

    £140,321

    Torbay

    Royton Leisure Centre

    OL2 6QZ

    Oldham

    £131,471

    Oldham West and Royton

    Rye Sports Centre

    TN31 7ND

    Rother

    £64,088

    Hastings and Rye

    Saddleworth Pool And Leisure Centre

    OL3 6HG

    Oldham

    £56,901

    Oldham East and Saddleworth

    Sale Leisure Centre

    M33 2AL

    Trafford

    £149,014

    Wythenshawe and Sale East

    Saltash Leisure Centre

    PL12 6DJ

    Cornwall

    £74,659

    South East Cornwall

    Saltburn Leisure Centre

    TS12 1HJ

    Redcar and Cleveland

    £72,488

    Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

    Sapphire Ice And Leisure

    RM1 3JT

    Havering

    £174,828

    Romford

    Scissett Baths & Fitness Centre

    HD8 9HU

    Kirklees

    £184,229

    Dewsbury

    Seaford Head Swimming Pool

    BN25 4LX

    Lewes

    £2,486

    Lewes

    Sevenoaks Leisure Centre

    TN13 1LW

    Sevenoaks

    £131,556

    Sevenoaks

    Shepton Mallet Lido

    BA4 5BY

    Somerset

    £8,200

    Wells

    Sleaford Leisure Centre

    NG34 7HH

    North Kesteven

    £38,151

    Sleaford and North Hykeham

    Snowdome Tamworth

    B79 7ND

    Tamworth

    £66,964

    Tamworth

    South Norwood Leisure Centre

    SE25 4PT

    Croydon

    £94,310

    Croydon Central

    South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre

    CM3 5JU

    Chelmsford

    £53,605

    Maldon

    Southwell Leisure Centre

    NG25 0LG

    Newark and Sherwood

    £42,578

    Newark

    Sowerby Bridge Swimming Pool And Fitness Centre

    HX6 3AB

    Calderdale

    £245,306

    Halifax

    Splash Leisure Pool

    NN10 9SG

    North Northamptonshire

    £114,206

    Wellingborough

    St Annes Ymca Pool & Gym

    FY8 1SW

    Fylde

    £59,189

    Fylde

    St Ives Leisure Centre

    TR26 1HB

    Cornwall

    £103,645

    St Ives

    St Lukes Swimming Pool

    BN2 9ZE

    Brighton and Hove

    £26,375

    Brighton, Kemptown

    St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre

    CV34 4QY

    Warwick

    £78,339

    Warwick and Leamington

    St Peters Centre

    BB11 2DL

    Burnley

    £164,325

    Burnley

    Stafford Leisure Centre

    ST16 3TA

    Stafford

    £133,014

    Stafford

    Stamford Bridge Community Pool

    YO41 1BP

    East Riding of Yorkshire

    £8,337

    East Yorkshire

    Stamford Leisure Pool

    PE9 1UZ

    South Kesteven

    £91,141

    Grantham and Stamford

    Stantonbury Arts & Leisure Trust

    MK14 6BN

    Milton Keynes

    £43,432

    Milton Keynes North

    Stechford Leisure Centre

    B33 8QN

    Birmingham

    £65,782

    Birmingham, Yardley

    Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre

    S36 1EG

    Sheffield

    £78,942

    Penistone and Stocksbridge

    Stone Leisure Centre

    ST15 8QW

    Stafford

    £64,408

    Stone

    Stour Centre

    TN23 1ET

    Ashford

    £279,259

    Ashford

    Stretford Sports Village (Chester Centre)

    M32 0ZS

    Trafford

    £77,115

    Stretford and Urmston

    Summerfields Leisure Centre

    TN34 1ET

    Hastings

    £98,475

    Hastings and Rye

    Tandridge Leisure Centre

    RH8 9HT

    Tandridge

    £132,782

    East Surrey

    Thame Leisure Centre

    OX9 2BB

    South Oxfordshire

    £97,484

    Henley

    Thamesmere Leisure Centre

    SE28 8RE

    Greenwich

    £54,193

    Erith and Thamesmead

    The Healthy Living Centre

    S43 3XR

    Chesterfield

    £152,678

    Chesterfield

    The Heights Leisure Centre

    PO36 9ET

    Isle of Wight

    £219,987

    Isle of Wight

    The Leisure Centre Keighley

    BD21 3JN

    Bradford

    £302,822

    Keighley

    The Oval Leisure Centre

    CH63 7LF

    Wirral

    £149,300

    Wirral South

    The Pulse Dursley

    GL11 4BS

    Stroud

    £165,310

    Stroud

    The Wave

    CV1 2PS

    Coventry

    £108,713

    Coventry South

    Thornton Heath Leisure Centre

    CR7 8LF

    Croydon

    £165,000

    Croydon North

    Todmorden Sports Centre

    OL14 7DF

    Calderdale

    £249,722

    Calder Valley

    Totton Health And Leisure

    SO40 3GX

    New Forest

    £35,786

    New Forest East

    Tudor Grange Leisure Centre

    B91 1NB

    Solihull

    £172,798

    Solihull

    Uttoxeter Leisure Centre

    ST14 7QL

    East Staffordshire

    £77,057

    Burton

    Walsall Gala Swimming And Fitness Centre

    WS1 1DH

    Walsall

    £262,766

    Walsall South

    Walton-On-The-Naze Lifestyles

    CO14 8PZ

    Tendring

    £110,882

    Clacton

    Wantage Leisure Centre

    OX12 9BU

    Vale of White Horse

    £101,063

    Wantage

    Waterfront Leisure Centre

    SE18 6DL

    Greenwich

    £210,897

    Greenwich and Woolwich

    Wells Leisure Centre

    BA5 2FB

    Somerset

    £25,908

    Wells

    Wem Swimming And Lifestyle Centre

    SY4 5AP

    Shropshire

    £7,216

    North Shropshire

    West Craven Sports Centre

    BB18 5TB

    Pendle

    £119,036

    Pendle

    West View Leisure Centre

    PR1 5EP

    Preston

    £131,532

    Preston

    Wigton Baths

    CA7 9GZ

    Cumberland

    £23,891

    Penrith and The Border

    Wilmslow Leisure Centre

    SK9 1BU

    Cheshire East

    £127,734

    Tatton

    Windrush Leisure Centre

    OX28 4YA

    West Oxfordshire

    £144,746

    Witney

    Winsford Lifestyle Centre

    CW7 1AD

    Cheshire West and Chester

    £202,975

    Eddisbury

    Workington Leisure Centre

    CA14 2DX

    Cumberland

    £169,345

    Workington

    Wotton Pool

    GL12 7BB

    Stroud

    £10,997

    The Cotswolds

    Woughton Leisure Centre

    MK6 5EJ

    Milton Keynes

    £97,038

    Milton Keynes South

    Xcel Leisure Centre

    CV4 8DY

    Coventry

    £107,560

    Coventry South

    Ymca Garstang

    PR3 1HT

    Wyre

    £19,768

    Wyre and Preston North

     

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Swimming is a valuable life skill for people of all ages, important for safety and both physical and mental health.

Swim England’s latest Value of Swimming report showed how swimming helps generate social benefits, such as improved communities, skills and education worth £2.4 billion a year.

The funding awards announced today will support more than 23 million swims a year, meaning millions of people across the country will have the chance to stay fit and healthy, contributing to the Government’s aim to cut obesity rates and get millions more people active.

Operating costs including but not limited to heating, alongside general inflationary pressure, has increased considerably over recent months, with local authorities facing greater challenges to make ends meet as a result.

Stuart Andrew, Sports Minister, said today’s announcement would help the Government achieve its target of helping 3.5 million more people active by 2030.

“Leisure centres and pools are vital for millions of people to stay fit and healthy, and we know that many public swimming pools are experiencing greater pressure due to increased operating costs,” he added.

“We have heard their concerns and have stepped in to help them make ends meet with £20 million immediate relief, and a further £40 million to help improve sustainability of public swimming pools over the long term.

"This is part of our support for grassroots sports facilities with more than £400 million in order to achieve our ambitious target of getting 3.5 million more people active by 2030.”

The fund supported a variety of different facilities with different ownership models.

Examples include the local authority-owned and operated John Warner Sports Centre in Broxbourne, which offers swimming lessons and sessions for people of all ages, and received almost £190,000 of funding, as well as the Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool, which received £5,600 to support an outdoor charity-run community pool.

Elsewhere, St Ives Leisure Centre in Cornwall received more than £100,000 to support operating costs to allow it to continue to offer family and fitness swimming sessions, while the Barnsley Metrodome Leisure Complex in South Yorkshire received £400,000 – which will go towards keeping the venue and its Accessible Swim sessions running.

Others across the country include The Wave in Coventry, which received over £108,000 to keep its indoor waterpark running, and the Neptune Centre in Middlesbrough, which received £110,700 to go towards keeping its many classes open.

The Government recently published its new sport strategy to get 2.5 million more adults and one million more young people meeting the Chief Medical Officer’s guidance of 150 minutes per week for adults, and 60 minutes per day for young people by 2030.
 

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