Nottinghamshire County Council is increasing funding for sports clubs in a bid to keep the Olympic legacy going.
The council launched a £1 million fund last year for local sports clubs, but the figure has now increased by £700,000 to £1.7 million.
It has been increased after hundreds of applications were received from groups that had seen more people taking part following London 2012.
More top news
Police are investigating a stabbing in which a man was seriously injured after an argument in Leicester city centre.
A man is arrested on suspicion of murder as officers investigate the discovery of a woman's body in a house in West Bromich.
Mostly dry with sunshine breaking through across the region, but a risk of showers in northern areas.