Sports Clubs in the Shipley constituency affected by the flooding have received support from Sports England.
To help with the clear up operation by repairing facilities and replacing damaged equipment, Sport England is investing £75,054 in nine organisations in the Shipley Constituency.
Bradford Amateur Rowing Club
Bradford and Bingley Canoe Club
Salts Tennis Club
Haworth Road Methodists Cricket Club
Bingley Riding for the Disabled
Bradford and Bingley Sports Club
Salts Crown Green Bowling Club
Riverside Riding for the Disabled
Bingley Congs Cricket Club
Esholt Sports and Leisure Club also submitted an application to fund repair work to changing rooms, club rooms and pitches, however given the scale of the damage are still awaiting specialist reports to inform the works needed.
An application was also made by Saltaire Cricket Club, and Sports England are awaiting further submission of documents before this application can be considered – the final deadline for submission is now 12pm on 1st April.
In December 2015, Sport England launched its Emergency Flood Relief Fund to help restore pitches and repair community sports facilities damaged by the rising water and strong winds.
Local MP, Philip Davies said: “It is great to see the fast response Sports England have given to ensure funding is provided to sports clubs as they begin the necessary repair works caused by the flooding. The floods devastated many areas in my constituency, and sports clubs and grounds suffered a lot of damage. It is funding like this that will be essential in ensuring these clubs recover and are able to open services to residents to enjoy as quickly as possible.
“If any sporting organisation ever need me to support their application for funding to Sports England I am always more than happy to do so.”
Including these latest awards from the Emergency Flood Relief Fund, Sport England has invested a total of £355,196 in Shipley since 2010.