New funding for sports facilities for local people
The Sports Activities Building Programme (SABP) has been set up by the Trust to support capital improvements to local community sporting facilities and children's play areas which have not previously received funding under the Trust's Community Buildings Improvement Programme (CBIP).
The Trust will match fund on a 1 : 1 basis any other grants and public donations made to the project through The Good Exchange, up to a maximum of 50% of the total project cost.
The Trust will consider new SABP applications on a quarterly basis.
6 lucky venues have already been awarded grants under our new scheme:
Aldermaston Cricket Club
£50,000 to build a much needed new pavilion.
Hungerford Rugby Football Club
£13,000 towards new floodlighting for one of its three pitches.
Purley Sports & Social Club
£10,000 towards refurbishing both the roof and interior.
Michael's Field, Hannington
£7,500 to help refurbish the cricket pavilion.
Mortimer West End Children's Playground
£20,000 to rebuild the playground to modern standards
The Downland Sports Centre
£100,000 towards a complete refurbishment
Garry Masters, Trustee and Vice Captain at Aldermaston Cricket Club, said: “Everyone at the club was delighted to receive the offer of a matched funding grant from Greenham Common Trust. This grant will be key in attracting further funding to allow our project to go ahead, which will invigorate the cricket club, give it a sustainable future and great new facilities for both the club and community.”
Chris Boulton, Chief Executive of Greenham Common Trust, said:
“These facilities, once brought up to date, will continue to give pleasure and be an outlet for exercise for years to come. Over 14,000 local people will benefit from this round of SABP funding. These are worthwhile investments, as they bring the community together.
“Access to safe and up to date areas to play and exercise is essential in a modern age, and we look forward to seeing how these projects progress.”