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£493m boost for grassroots sport

Sport England investment continues inspiration of London 2012.

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Sport England has today announced almost £0.5 billion of funding, to fulfil Lord Coe’s pledge that the Games would get more people playing sport, a feat that no other host nation has ever managed to achieve.

Cycling, netball, wheelchair basketball and triathlon are among the sports being rewarded for their excellent progress on grassroots sport, all receiving funding increases of over 30 per cent.

“This public investment will help us deliver a real legacy from the London 2012 Games,” said Sports Minister Hugh Robertson. “We want all sports governing bodies to help inspire a generation and create a culture where people have a sporting habit for life.”

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Published 17 December 2012