Borough sports facilities in Bury will welcome more than £1.8m in government funding - with the vast majority going towards an ongoing project.

The investment aims to get 3.5 million more people across the UK active by 2030, including one million young people.

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Bury will receive £1,816,097, which will go towards facilities such as changing rooms, pavilions, state of the art 3G football turf, goalposts, and floodlights, improving access to sport and physical activity in the community.

The council will be handed the vast majority of that sum (£1,809,709) to help pay for a new artificial grass pitch and new floodlights on Redbank Playing Fields, with the total cost being £2,409,709.  

Bury FC Foundation will be given £3,701 to go towards new goalposts, which amount to £4,935. 

Radcliffe Town AFC will receive £1,346 to help pay for new goalposts, which cost £1,795. 

And Elton and Walshaw Junior FC will be given £1,341 to help fund new goalposts, which cost £1,788. 

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Conservative Bury North MP Daly said: “There is a clear link between feeling your best, both mentally and physically, and exercising regularly.

“That is why I welcome the news that the Conservative government are helping people across Bury get active by investing over £1.8m into our grassroots sport’s facilities.

“The Conservative government is sticking to its plan to make sure everyone can access the facilities they need to live an active and healthy lifestyle, ensuring a brighter future for all.”

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Sports Minister Stuart Andrew added: “Sport and physical activity are vital to our mental health and wellbeing, and each year thousands of people make a New Year's resolution to exercise more.

“We know that one of the major barriers in getting active is having access to high-quality sports facilities, which is why we are upgrading 1,100 more pitches, backed by investing £93m.

“This government has delivered thousands of new projects across the UK with the aim of getting over 120,000 more people to get active, helping us to make big strides towards meeting our ambitious target of 3.5 million more people active by 2030.”