The Port of London Authority (PLA) grants £40,000 for organisations to increase participation in sports on the Thames

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has made up to £40,000 available for clubs and organisations working to increase participation in rowing, paddling and other sports on the Thames.

Nadine Collins-Smith, head of Thames Vision delivery at the PLA, said: “The river’s importance to the economy of London is widely recognised, but its potential to boost the physical and mental well-being of people along its banks is less well known.

“Working with clubs and organisations interested in expanding their outreach activities, our aim is to make enjoyment of the river through sport more accessible to people of all backgrounds.”

Bids for grants from the PLA’s Sports Promotion Fund are required to highlight how the investment will help overcome barriers to participation, the level of local community backing, other sources of financial support already sought or secured, as well as measurable targets.

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