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Southwark 2012 Olympic legacy fund

As part of Southwark's commitment to a lasting legacy from the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics games, the capital legacy group, led by the council's leader Cllr Peter John, invited capital project bids and ideas on how we can best spend £2m to improve participation in sport in our borough.

Short listed applications

In April 2011 we received forty exciting applications for a variety of projects ranging from multi use games areas, outdoor gyms to a BMX track. From these we shortlisted a range of applications who were then invited to take part in stage two of the funding process.

In July 2011 fourteen project proposals were received for stage two and these finalists were considered by the capital legacy group on the 31 August 2011.

The winners

In October 2011 we announced the ten projects that have been granted a share of the £2m capital legacy fund.

Bethwin Road Playground - £95k

Completed July 2013

The Bethwin Road Playground's bid for a multi use games area in Bethwin Road  has been granted a £95k grant to resurface and update its basic sports pitch to a multi-use games pitch with a fence and built-in goals. Their plans also include the installation of a green-gym.

BMX track for Burgess Park - £150k

Opened Friday 16 August 2013

Southwark Tennis Club was granted £150k to fund a new BMX track for Burgess Park. The new BMX track boasts a new floodlit, national standard size arena that could host international events.

Camberwell Leisure Centre Sports Hall - £490k

Opened Saturday 26 January 2013

The Camberwell Baths Campaign's bid for a further phase of refurbishment to the Camberwell Leisure Centre Sports Hall was granted £490K.  The refurbishment of Jubilee Hall and Warwick Hall in Camberwell Leisure Centre make it usable for a wide variety of sports as well as community cultural activities including dance, music, spoken word events, comedy, theatre and film shows.

Herne Hill Velodrome - £400k

Opened on Thursday 6 June 2013

Herne Hill Velodrome Trust's bid for a contribution towards refurbishment of the track was granted £400K. This money was used to develop Herne Hill Velodrome into a multi-purpose cycling centre for the whole community, creating family and junior cycling tracks to encourage people to try the sport from a younger age.

Sports Ground Development in Homestall Road - £175k

First phase, upgrading grass pitches, completed September 2013

Athenlay Football Club's bid for a Sports Ground Development in Homestall Road was granted £175K. This money will be used to upgrade and modernise the neglected Homestall Road Sports Ground and create a community and school sports facility, including a new floodlit astro pitch.

Peckham Town Football Club - £85k

Peckham Town Football Club's bid for an outdoor disability multi-sports court has been granted £85k. Once completed the multi-sports court will provide an all weather venue to allow members of Peckham Town FC disability teams, special needs schools players and local disability groups an opportunity to take part in football development sessions, competitive games and coaching programmes.

Peckham Pulse disability pool hoist - £5.6k

Unveiled Wednesday 5 September 2012 

Fusion was granted £5.6k for a disability pool hoist for the Peckham Pulse Healthy Living Centre. This money was used to purchase and install an additional hoist to increase inclusivity for disabled users at Peckham Pulse Healthy Living Centre.

Peckham Rye - £200k

The parks and open spaces' service bid for upgrading Peckham Rye's pitches and changing rooms have been granted £200k. This money will be used to resurface two currently decommissioned pitches and provide further availability of sporting pitches in this area of high sporting demand. The funding will also be used to relocate existing changing rooms closer to the pitches.

Southwark Park sports complex - £370k

The sports service's bid for a contribution towards the redevelopment of the Southwark Park sports complex has been granted £370k. The funding will be used to upgrade and modernise the sports complex with the aim of delivering a quality multi-sports facility and a development centre for disabled users.

Trinity outdoor sports area in Camberwell - £30k

Completed October 2013

Trinity's bid for an outdoor sports area in Camberwell was granted £30k. The funding was used to replace the outdated, enclosed play area with a multipurpose astro turf sports area and new fencing.


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