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Local volunteers celebrate funding support
14 November 2014

Sporting Khalsa Community Facilities Ltd in Willenhall has secured a £50,000 grant from Biffa Award; a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK, as part of the Landfill Communities Fund. 


Established in 2012, the Sporting Khalsa Community Foundation is run by volunteers who are passionate about offering local people an opportunity to take part in sports.  The group runs a series of sports projects that aim to improve health and well-being, as well as encourage community regeneration, cohesion and social inclusion in Willenhall.  The ‘community gets active’ project, which was awarded funding under Biffa Award’s Recreation theme, will see the installation of a multi-use, all-weather playing surface that can be used for a variety of activities.  The facility will act as a place for people to meet and take part in a range of sports, including tennis, football, cricket, tag rugby, fitness sessions and netball. 

Mr J Singh, Trustee, Sporting Khalsa Community Facilities, said:

“The support from Biffa Award has been hugely influential and will enable us to deliver these outstanding facilities for the community.” 

Jason, Community Member, said:

“The new facility will be fantastic! Just what the area needed.  There are lots of people looking for something to do and somewhere to do it, now we will have a place.” 

Gillian French, Biffa Award Programme Manager, said:

“This work is an excellent example of how the Landfill Communities Fund can help improve facilities for the benefit of the local community.  For more than 16 years recreation spaces across the UK have benefited from the scheme and the organisations that award grants through the fund look forward to supporting more in the future.”