Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Summary of Funding to date

There seems to be some confusion about the time lines and allocation of funding for Camberwell Baths, so here is the history of what was awarded.

March 2009: £1.4m awarded by central Government's Free Swimming Fund.
May 2009: £1.5m awarded by Southwark Council (match funding), £576K awarded by the Southwark Youth Capital Fund, approx £500K awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, approx £500K allocated from section 106 money and other grants
All of the above monies were focused on pool refurbishment and wet side facilities

October 2009: further £500k awarded by Southwark Council to complete the gym and dryside facilities
March 2010: £52K from Cleaner Greener Safer (for Artichoke Place), £100K from London Marathon Charitable Trust (towards Warwick Hall)
October 2010: £50k from Play Sports London Facilities Fund (for gymnastics facilities in Warwick Hall)

The additional funding we are asking Southwark Council to award from the 2010/11 Capital Programmes fund. The funding would allow the completion of Phase 3 and would refurbish the 5 a side football area, specifically the roof which leaks badly. This area would be then be a multi use space for sports (football, badminton etc), leisure (music and theatrical performances, pop-up cinema, other performance arts events) and civic ( Olympics launch events, public meetings).
If the work can be completed in 2011, then Camberwell Leisure Centre will be a fantastic legacy project for the 2012 Olympics.

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