Redhill Bowling Club in Surrey secured a £10,000 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.
The club, which is well known locally for engaging with the community, currently caters to more than 100 members, from children as young as 13 to senior members of 80. In recent years the club has introduced the sport to young people (aged 11-16) from the Warwick School and encouraged a local group of visually impaired people to get involved.
The project, which was awarded funding under Biffa Award’s Recreation theme, will install new fencing around the club’s perimeter making the site safe and secure for its users and those using the public bridleway.
Ralph C Wycherley, Director, Redhill Bowling Club, said:
“The provision of secure boundary fencing will help considerably in the continuation and development of Redhill Bowling Club, so that the sport of lawn bowls can continue to be enjoyed by all members of the community”.
Mr R Searle, Headmaster, Warwick School, said:
“The close relationship Redhill Bowling Club has built with the students and staff of the school and the club’s outstanding support have brought a while new sporting opportunity to many of our young people, who have derived enormous benefit from our work together. The Biffa Award funding will enable the club to maintain a safe environment, where my students can continue to learn and enjoy the sport of lawn bowls.”
Gillian French, Biffa Award Programme Manager, said:
“This project at Redhill Bowling Club is an excellent example of how the Landfill Communities Fund can improve important recreation facilities for the community.”