Date published: 12/05/2015
Cornwall-based Hayle and District Bowling Club now boasts a new changing pavilion thanks to Barclays. The modern facility was made possible after the club received a grant of £22,374 from the bank.
The funding for the bowling club was awarded to replace the old, dilapidated Portakabin which the club had previously been using. The new changing rooms will now allow Hayle and District to host friendly fixtures and county matches as well as being able to provide changing facilities for female players. This latest funding follows previous grants totalling £88,770 from Barclays and the Football Foundation since 2006. These grants were used to lay the bowling green originally.
Barclays Spaces for Sports is a community sports programme which uses the power of sport to help young people develop the confidence and skills they need, and revitalise disadvantaged communities. As part of this scheme, Barclays partnered with the Football Foundation to deliver the award-winning £67m facilities investment programme which has developed 200 community facilities across the UK, that cater for a wide range of sports.
John Wallis, Treasurer at Hayle and District Bowling Club, said, “Thanks to Barclays and the Football Foundation we now have these fantastic modern changing rooms, which will enable the club to continue to go from strength to strength. We hope that these improved facilities will continue to help increase our membership numbers."
Paulette Cohen, Head of Global Programmes, Barclays, said, “We are committed to ensuring the long-term sustainability of all Barclays Spaces for Sports sites and the additional funding that Hayle and District Bowling Club has received is a strong example of this. This is one of over 200 UK sites where we work with our partner, the Football Foundation, offering financial and non-financial assistance so they can continue to have a positive impact in the local community.”
Experts at the Football Foundation work closely with each site to identify their needs, and provide practical help such as advice on how to draw up new business and marketing plans and establish new local partnerships.
For further information please contact:
James Jackson, Football Foundation - Barclays Spaces for Sports Support Officer, 0845 345 4555 ext:4262 or firstname.lastname@example.org