North Wales Sports Facilities Benefit from £2m Welsh Government Loan

Three sports facilities in North Wales will be upgraded following a successful application for the Welsh Labour Government’s £5million Sport Facilities Capital Loan Scheme.

Eirias Parc in Conwy, the Waterworld Leisure Activity Centre and the Chirk Leisure Activity Centre, Wrexham will benefit from almost £2million interest free loan to update and modernise their facilities – including refurbishment of current amenities and new facilities, such as a 3G football/rugby pitch.

The Welsh Government’s Sports Facilities Capital Loan Scheme was introduced on a pilot basis to provide local authorities with the opportunity to apply for an interest free loan to make them more inclusive, attractive and accessible and ensuring they meet the needs of the local area.

Eirias Parc in Conwy will benefit from a loan of almost £1 million to update its facilities, including a new 3G football/rugby pitch, an artificial bowling green, a hydrotherapy pool, multi-purpose activity room and dedicated ATP hockey surface.

The Wales Collaborative Sports Facilities Group will also be providing £300,000 in funding. With almost £900,000 from Conwy County Council, the total investment in the project will be £2.19million.

In Wrexham, a loan of £1million will help facilitate the significant refurbishment of Waterworld Leisure and Activity Centre and improvements to Chirk Leisure and Activity Centre to attract greater usage and improve customer experience.

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