May and Baker Eastbrook Community Club in Essex has secured a £27,819 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.
The project, which was awarded funding under Biffa Award’s Recreation theme, will resurface and refurbish the existing multi-sports playing area. It had become difficult and unsafe to use because of its age.
It estimates that approximately 250 people, and up to 25 groups, will be able to use the facility per week, including regular tennis and netball clubs. The project will also provide surrounding link fencing to protect the new weather resistant macadam surface.
Carly Davis, Manager/Project Manager, said:
“We cannot thank Biffa Award enough for our generous grant. Having our multipurpose sports area means that we are now able to offer a wider range of sports to both children and adults in the local community.”
Colin Wingrove, Volunteer, said:
“This wonderful opportunity has been given to us by Biffa Award. It will hugely benefit local children and adults who will be given access to this facility via the May and Baker Eastbrook Community Club to help promote sports and healthy living.”
Gillian French, Biffa Award Programme Manager, said:
“This project is an excellent example of how the Landfill Communities Fund can help improve local spaces for the community.”