Rugby club scoops £50,000 of Olympic funding

A Dunstable rugby club is celebrating after securing £50,000 funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund.

Dunstablians Rugby Club, which offers sport and social facilities to people within the local community, will use the cash to upgrade their clubhouse at Bidwell Park, Houghton Regis.

The Inspired Facilities fund is part of the £135m Places People Play legacy programme that is bringing the magic of a home Olympic and Paralympic Games into communities across the country.

Every sports facility that receives funding will carry the London 2012 Inspire mark.

The award will provide £50,000 towards the total project cost of £97,000. The club anticipates raising the remainder from corporate sponsorship and other fund raising efforts by its members.

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