Children in rugby kit

On the launch of the fund, Sam Warburton OBE, whose first club was Rhiwbina RFC, said: "I was fortunate enough to train with excellent facilities growing up in Cardiff. However, I know that not all sports or athletes are that lucky so it's important we improve the facilities across Wales to encourage the next generation to have fun and achieve their potential."

Lord Elis-Thomas, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism said: "Whether it's the hall you dance in or the pitch you play on, having the right sports facilities in place has a big impact on a person's experience - and likelihood of them participating on a regular basis.

"Our investment in facilities in partnership with Sport Wales demonstrates a firm commitment to support a healthy and active Wales. it's very pleasing to see we've been able to allocate funding to ensure a good geographical spread across Wales and across so many sports."

Read a full list of the 118 projects that have shared the £1m+ Place for Sport funding, or find out some detail about several of the projects which will soon make Wales a better place for sport. 

Find out more about community grant funding, or visit our Club Solutions website for a kitbag full of guidance and advice for sports clubs and volunteers in Wales.