Clitheroe Cricket Club is among 148 local sports projects to secure a share of £9 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund.
Since 2011, Inspired Facilities has been helping breathe new life into tired community sports facilities and converting existing buildings into venues suitable for grassroots sport.
Clitheroe Cricket Club will receive £65,000 worth of National Lottery funding to re-lay their 14 wicket square down to a depth of up to 5 inches. The improvements will see the square incorporate high performance loam and also raise the profile of the square in order to improve the square's drainage. It is anticipated that the work will begin in September 2017.
Sport England Property Director, Charles Johnston, said: “The Inspired Facilities Fund has had a huge impact on grassroots sport across the country. Since 2011, we’ve invested £102 million into more than 1,920 projects to improve and refurbish sports clubs and transform non-sporting venues into vibrant community sports clubs.
“It’s great to see Clitheroe Cricket Club join the long list of successful clubs to benefit from this fund.”
Clitheroe Cricket hope that these continued improvements will benefit not merely our own members, but also the numerous stakeholders who use our facility. These works are commensurate with our goal to recruit, retain and develop quality cricketers for generations to come.
Updated 14:03 - 2 Aug 2016 by Web Manager