Volunteers to receive Sport England funding
Volunteers are being encouraged to get involved with local sports clubs after Sport England awarded £93,000 to Volunteering England.
Volunteering England, which works alongside the funding agency in a bid to drive up volunteering in sport, will use the investment to develop dedicated Volunteer Centres in every region.
The funding will also be used towards the development and promotion of opportunities for volunteers to get involved in their local area, as well as to find the right roles for people.
Sport England chair Richard Lewis said: "Community sport needs its volunteers. Without them, it could not thrive as an environment where everyone gets to experience the thrill of playing sport.
"We know that the quality of volunteers, and the skills they bring, has a significant impact on participants and the likelihood of them continuing their sporting involvement in the future."
Volunteering England chief executive Justin Davis Smith added: "Mostly people get to volunteer through their friendships and networks where they live. Volunteer Centres are really important in creating the conditions locally which will help sports clubs involve more volunteer."