Dr Neil Hudson MP has welcomed the news that Penrith and The Border will benefit from £612,337 in new funding as a result an investment in grassroots sports. 

Locally, the biggest beneficiary is Frenchfield Sport Centre in Penrith which has been awarded £605,174. This is one of the largest figures nationally, and has gone towards a new all-weather artificial grass pitch.

The two other recipients of Conservative Government funding are Warwick Wanderers AFC which will receive £5,003 and Appleby Football and Squash Club £2,160 - both for goalposts. 

Dr Neil Hudson MP said: "I am passionate that people of all ages should have access to high quality sports facilities so they can stay healthy - both physically and mentally. That is why I am delighted to announce over £600,000 of local investment to strengthen the great sports facilities at the core of our communities.

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"From bringing people together and getting them active, to inspiring the next generation of sporting greats - I am resolute that this investment will provide value for money and produce great results for years to come."