Leisure centres with swimming pools will be given a £63m boost in Wednesday's Budget, says Sport England. Wales will receive Barnett consequentials from this new money.
Commenting, Welsh Conservative Shadow Sports Minister, Tom Giffard MS said:
“This is terrific news for leisure centres with swimming pools that have been struggling in recent times with increased energy costs.
“The transformative fund will not only assist with short term funding difficulties, it will also help future proof facilities so that the benefits of swimming can be enjoyed for generations to come.
“I urge the Labour Government to take the Barnett consequentials from the new money being spent in England to replicate this welcome support here in Wales.”
The fund, which will be managed by Sport England, is aimed at easing the pressure on the leisure sector caused by rising energy and maintenance costs. A key aim is to help facilities become low-carbon and more energy efficient.