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Wetherby Golf Club awarded funding from Sport England

 

Date:06/11/2014

 

 Wetherby Golf Club is among 148 local sports projects to secure a share of £10 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund.

 

Since 2011, Inspired Facilities has been helping breathe new life into tired community sports facilities and converting existing buildings into venues suitable for grassroots sport.

 

Wetherby Golf Club will receive £55,000 of National Lottery funding towards the costs of upgrading the Clubhouse facilities. Club Chairman, Ann Kelly said: “We are delighted to have secured this investment towards the rebuilding of the Men’s and Visitors’ antiquated changing rooms which also includes new toilets and showers plus much needed facilities for the disabled. The plans had long been in hand and were given the ‘go ahead’ after the members voted overwhelmingly for a levy so that stage 1 could be started.

 

This grant, funded through the Lottery and conditional on the members’ contribution, will ensure that both stages of the work can be completed, hopefully, by the end of next year. This will ensure that the Clubhouse as a whole matches the excellence of our Course which is recognised as being one of the best in Yorkshire. It is a cornerstone of our strategy to offer our members and visitors a complete and high quality golfing experience.”

 

The Clubhouse is available not only to members and visiting golfers, it is also used extensively by the local community including sports groups, membership organisations and charities such as Parent Teacher Associations, Rotary Clubs and Martin House. These improvements will ensure that the Club can provide an even better service to its members and visitors alike.

 

Local MP, Alec Shelbrooke, said: “I was more than happy to support Wetherby Golf Club in their application for investment by Sport England. Their success will now enable the facilities in the Clubhouse, some of which are over 50 years old, to be modernised, not only for the benefit of the members of the golf club but also for the many members of the local community who attend functions at the Clubhouse. I am also pleased that the Golf Club will now be providing a new disabled facility. The grant will enable this already popular venue to continue to build on its appeal in the area and become an even greater asset in the heart of our community.”

 

Many more communities are set to benefit from the hugely popular Inspired Facilities Fund. Community and voluntary organisations, councils and schools can bid for a grant to help upgrade facilities that can be unattractive, expensive to run and difficult to maintain, and to convert existing non-sporting buildings into venues that are suitable for grassroots sport.

 

Applying for funding has never been easier. Based on feedback from previous applicants, the Inspired Facilities Fund is now an open programme which means projects can submit applications as soon as they are ready rather than being restricted by a specific deadline. To find out more and bid, visit www.sportengland.org/inspiredfacilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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