Cherry Burton Sportsfield has secured funding for £37,836 from WREN that will be used to improve the pavilion and playing fields.
The money, awarded by WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund, will be used to replace the roof, purchase UPVC windows and improve the drainage on two football pitches at the Sportsfield in Cherry Burton.
Cherry Burton Sportsfield is a hub of sport in the village. Cricket, Football and Tennis are just some of the sports played at the facility. In the summer of 2017, with the support of the community and their local MP and the N.U.R.S.E. Charity secured a defibrillator for the site.
Tony Baker of the Sportsfield Management Committee believes the facility will make a huge difference to the lives of people living in the area.
“This project will provide a real boost to the people of Cherry Burton. It’s fantastic that WREN has awarded us this money and we’re really looking forward to the improvements to our Sports Pavilion taking shape over the next six months.”
WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund.
Richard Smith, WREN’s senior grant manager, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting the improvement works at Cherry Burton Sportsfield and pleased our funding will make such a difference to so many groups.
“WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that benefit local communities and we’re looking forward to this one having a positive impact very soon.”
It is hoped the refurbished pavilion will be ready to use by April 2019.
In addition to the work which is being funded by WREN, it is hoped to agree on additional funding with two additional organisations to upgrade the third changing room and build a disabled toilet and changing facilities.