Excellent news; the London Marathon Trust decided our application for grant funding met all their criteria and have agreed to meet the full amount we applied for. LMT funds come from sponsorship of the London Marathon, from which they help provide funding for “high quality recreation facilities that meet the leisure needs of the community and, in particular, to projects which develop local participation in sport, recreation and play”.
As Brent agreed to match fund this grant, all the funding for the works is now in place. To have achieved this is in these tough times is no mean feat, so we’re delighted to share this news.
The planning decision was due to take place in November/December but was delayed due to a procedural oversight at Brent Council. The planning committee is now scheduled to review the application in February 2014. Assuming the decision is a positive one work can start straight away on the new facilities.