Funding approved for Inverness Campus sports development project

The Inverness Campus sports development project has been awarded in principle £335,499 from the Scottish Government Place Based Investment Programme funding by Members of The Highland Council’s City of Inverness Area Committee today (18 November 2021).

The fund was set up to enable a flexible local response to address the four harms of COVID-19, which were identified as direct health harms; health impacts not directly related to COVID; societal impacts and economic impacts.

Inverness councillors agreed in principle to investing£335,499 in the Inverness Campus sports development project.

Funding was previously secured from sportscotland (£300,000) for the all-weater, synthetic sports pitch.

Professor Chris O’Neil, Principal and Chief Executive of Inverness College UHI said: “It has been a long-held ambition of the College to bring sports facilities to Inverness Campus and we are proactively working with our partners to deliver this project for our communities. An all-weather sports pitch will not only enhance the student experience and make studying in Inverness more attractive, but it will also address a shortage of sports facilities on the east side of the city, enable more partnership working between students and local sporting organisations, and greatly benefit the local community.”

Full news release issued by Highland Council on 18 November 2021: Place Based Investment funding approved for two Inverness projects | The Highland Council