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Funding approved for Barrow Island Community Sport trust Hub In Barrow in Furness

Written by on 31st July 2020

Funding approved for Barrow Island Community Sport trust Hub In Barrow in Furness

On behalf of Barrow Island Community sports trust ltd I would like to say thank you to FCC Communities Foundation, for awarding us a Grant of £76,187.31

The money will be used to Refurbish the Referee’s room and creating an additional female Referee’s changing room which will fetch us in line with sports England guidelines the money will also support the build of an office / meeting room.

The Office /Meeting Room will allow us to bring in various support groups to deliver additional services that we have had a high number of requests for.

Rob McAloone Director of Barrow island Community Sports trust believes the facility will make a huge difference to the lives of people living in the area.

Rob says: “This project will provide a real boost to the people of Barrow island and surrounding Areas. It is fantastic that FCC Communities Foundation has awarded us this money and we are really looking forward to our Barrow island community sport hub taking shape over the next 2 months.

FCC Communities Foundation Spokesperson, Penny Horne says: “We’re delighted to be supporting the Cavendish Park Changing Facilities project and pleased our funding will make such a difference to so many groups of people across Barrow in Furness and the surrounding neighborhoods. FCC Communities Foundation 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.”

Barrow Island Community Sports Trust’s main purpose is to offer all residents of Barrow Island a safe, warm, and dry place to congregate for community and sports facilities. The Trust manages Cavendish Park as a community and sports facility that can be used and enjoyed for the residents of Barrow Island and surrounding areas. They host an annual 2 days community and sports gala, an annual community and music festival and numerous sports galas. They are working closely with the local community to enhance the facilities and activities they offer at Cavendish Park for community use and manage the playing fields, ensuring that the pitches and changing facilities are kept in a high a standard as reasonably practicalities ,Trust meet monthly to ensure that they are meeting the needs of the community and to ensure effective running of the project.

FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, conservation and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund. Since 1998, FCC Communities Foundation has granted over £200m to more than 7,000 projects which benefit people living within 10 miles of a FCC Environment landfill site. For more information please visit www.fcccommunitiesfoundation.org.uk