Date published: 25/09/2012
Grassroots sport in Cheshire has received a significant boost following the news that Rudheath Social FC has received a grant of £27,837 from the Football Foundation, the country’s largest sports charity.
The funding will allow Rudheath Social FC to develop Griffith’s Park football pitch and erect changing rooms at the rear of the Social Club. The facilities will be used by Rudheath Social first and reserve teams as well as youth and teams from local schools.
Funded by the Premier League, The FA, and the Government (via Sport England), the Football Foundation is the country’s largest sports charity. Since it was launched in 2000, the Foundation has awarded around 8,000 grants worth more than £420m towards improving grassroots sport, which it has used to attract additional partnership funding of over £520m.
Michael Alcock, Rudheath Social FC Secretary, said: “We cannot thank the Football Foundation enough for their help and contribution. The development has been in progress for two years and the work the Foundation have put in to get Rudheath Social FC playing on their own pitch in their own village has been invaluable.”
Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “I commend Rudheath Social FC and the Cheshire FA for working tirelessly to secure this funding and I look forward to seeing the end result in the near future.
“The Football Foundation is dedicated, with funding provided from the Premier League, The FA and government, to raising the standard of grassroots community sports facilities and to getting more people actively playing the national sport.”
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