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Sports projects score Council grants

Three sports and recreation organisations in West Oxfordshire will receive a financial boost from the District Council towards improving facilities and new equipment.

The Council has agreed that the following organisations should receive funding from the Council's Sport and Active Recreation Grants Scheme for 2007/8:

* Bampton Recreation Ground Trust: £5,000 towards a new storage building for football, cricket and archery equipment and grounds maintenance equipment. The rear wall of the building will provide a play wall. The overall cost of the project is £23,000 and funding has been secured from other bodies.

* Lower Windrush Tennis Club: £2,500 towards installing floodlighting on one of the club's courts to extend playing hours between September and March. The club's two other courts already have floodlighting. The total cost of the project is £10,457.

* North Leigh Short Mat Bowls Club: £539 towards purchasing new mats to replace old equipment that is in a state of disrepair. The overall cost is £1,540, the remainder of which will be met by the club.

Cllr Hilary Biles, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism, said: “The Council aims to encourage leisure and cultural opportunities for residents in the District and we believe that these grants will benefit local communities.”

Sport and Active Recreation Grants are awarded up to a maximum of £5,000 and organisations must meet a set of criteria to be eligible.

The Council considers grants on a quarterly basis. Any organisations wishing to apply during this quarter must submit applications by the deadline of August 20th.

Posted : 25/06/2007 10:24:13

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