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Volleyball England secure £1 million funding over past 18 months to help sport’s development

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Volleyball England has secured £1,000,000 in new external funding for clubs, members and the wider Volleyball community. In collaborating with a range of partners and with support from the Volleyball Relationship Managers, Volleyball has received a funding injection of One Million Pounds over the past 18 months. Clubs, members, coaches, referees, area and regional associations have all secured new money via a wide range of funding streams.

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Volleyball England have measured the success rate of grant applications they were involved with and found that a remarkable 98% of all bids were successful. This is an enormous accomplishment to score such a high success rate. It also shows the extent to which Sport England and other partners are willing to help Volleyball as a sport and to contribute to its progress. It proves that external funding can be the basis for growing Volleyball much faster in England. 

One of the biggest grants to a single organisation went to Oxford Volleyball Club. They gained £57,890 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund to build Oxford’s first two Beach Volleyball courts. Club Chairman, Jonathan Williams said:

We are delighted to have secured this investment, which means we can now bring Beach Volleyball to Oxford. This project, which will take a small area of Council-owned land and turn it into a Beach Volleyball facility, promises to make Beach Volleyball accessible to the Oxfordshire community. We hope to attract new players to this exciting sport, fulfilling the potential of the London 2012 Olympic legacy.”

Lisa Wainwright, chief executive of Volleyball England said: “I would like to sincerely thank all external partners who have generously contributed funding to this Million Pound Milestone, Volleyball is definitely on the agenda of our partners and it shows, you are willing to invest in our fast growing sport.”

 

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