Knocked out by funding
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Knocked out by funding

Droitwich Amateur Boxing Club celebrated on Friday (7 June) when they received Ł20,000 worth of funding from Wychavon’s New Homes Bonus towards their new club.
Civil dignitaries joined Peter Luff MP at the old club to celebrate this additional funding.

Peter Luff MP said “This money will make all the difference in getting Droitwich’s new boxing club up and running. The New Homes Bonus is certainly helping the Club achieve its dream. This funding is the result of a policy the government has really got right and it’s good to see Wychavon continue to allocate the funding to communities through town and parish councils.”

Chris Andrews, Droitwich Amateur Boxing Club said “We’re so lucky that we’re getting our new club. Wychavon have really pulled our all the stops for us. They’ve helped us with a loan, supported us through the process and now we have this additional funding to help us with the interior.”

The money will be spent on specialised flooring, static boxing rings, a portable boxing ring. Lockers, punching equipment, mats, mirrors, weight training equipment and gloves and is Ł20,000 of the Ł300,000 they have pulled together for the project from various sources.

Jem Teal, Community Development Manager at Wychavon said “Work has already started on the construction of the new boxing club next to the Droitwich Leisure Centre which will create a sports hub for the town. We’re very pleased to be backing and supporting the club to help them to get this amazing new facility.”

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Notes to editors:

The government introduced the New Homes Bonus in 2011. It’s designed to ensure that the economic benefits of housing growth are returned to the councils and communities where that growth takes place. For every new home built and occupied in Wychavon, the government gives us an unringfenced New Homes Bonus grant each year for six years (we get 80% and the county council gets 20%).

Wychavon Communications

Emma Wild
01386 565102
emma.wild@wychavon.gov.uk


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