Boston United scoops £182,000 funding to boost its community programme

Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan
Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan

Boston United has scooped £182,698 to help encourage more people get into sport.

The club’s United in the Community is among 32 projects to receive a share of £5.1 million of funding to support grassroots sport activity across the country and build a lasting legacy from last year’s successful Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The cash will come from National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Community Sport Activation Fund.

United in the Community will use the Sport England investment to expand its award-winning Active Pilgrims programme by creating and developing affordable and accessible opportunities to participate in a wide variety of sports in the borough of Boston.

The three-year project will use the Boston United brand as an engagement tool to deliver a diverse range of activities right across the area for participants aged 14 and upwards.

The project will target various sectors of the community, especially disabled people, semi-sporty people and those who have dropped their levels of participation.

The project will also create 36 newly-qualified coaches.

UITC community manager Nick Reeson said: “This funding provides a massive boost to our Active Pilgrims programme, which has proved so beneficial to date. T

“This money will allow the local community to try a whole range of sports across the borough of Boston during the next three years.

“We are excited about the benefits that local people will undoubtedly enjoy through this project.

“This funding will also allow United in the Community and Boston United to expand our work with disabled people in the local community by providing multi-sport sessions, which will in turn help build upon the success of our disability football team, who have reached the final of the first-ever FA Disability Cup in recent weeks.”