Scotter War Memorial Playing Fields Committee has secured £123,000 towards a desperately needed brand new play area for the children of the parish. It has come after years of community events, fundraising and volunteering to work out what the children of the parish wanted and how much this would cost.
The play area, which was awarded funding under Biffa Award’s Recreation theme, will aim to create a new Toddler and Junior Children’s Play Area in Scotter, including a fantastic double zip line for older children.
The existing play area is over 25 years old and has made thousands of children happy throughout its life but is now ready to be replaced with new, more exciting play equipment that children of all ages will enjoy for years to come.
Scotter War Memorial Playing Fields Committee have secured £70,000 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 (LCF).
Members of Scotter War Memorial Playing Fields Committee have been working hard over the past 3 years: – consulting with the local parents and children, designing the new play area based on the most popular views, applying for grants and organising lockdown fundraising events such as the 2020 Scotter Scarecrow competition and the 2020 Scotter Duck Race on the River Eau.
Martin Ely from Scotter War Memorial Playing Fields:
“We are delighted to have finally secured enough money to build our new play area for generations of children to come. We really hope they all enjoy the fantastic new equipment and it brings smiles and laughter to them for years to come”.
Rachel Maidment, Biffa Award Grants Manager:
“At times like this it is more important than ever that we continue to support projects that build our communities, like this new play area for the children of Scotter in Lincolnshire. Hopefully in the not too distant future we will be able to see children enjoying the new facilities.”