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Protection from the rain thanks to improvements grant
18 October 2013

A bowling club in Clayton le Moors, Lancashire, is set to benefit from a £905 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.


The Rain, Rain, Go Away Project, which was awarded funding under Biffa Award’s Small Grants theme, will allow the club to offer its players, officials and spectators sheltered accommodation to watch its bowling matches and other events.


The current unused patio will be transformed by installing a heavy duty canopy shelter.  The pop up Gazebo, which is lightweight and easy to erect, will allow the club to provide shelter from the elements when needed but also remove the covers when they are not in use to protect the Gazebo from unnecessary wear and tear from the elements.

Laurie Denton, Secretary, All Saints Grange Bowling Club, said:


“The British weather plays havoc with our bowling club activities but thanks to Biffa Award we can now look forward to shelter and protection from the wind and rain in our new shelter.”


Gillian French, Biffa Award Programme Manager, said:


Projects like this are incredibly important for local communities, which is why we look to invest in them. The new shelter at All Saints Grange Bowling Club will improve the facilities for everyone that uses it and hopefully attract new members to the club.”