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Leisure Local Community Fund

The Leisure Local Community Fund is now closed.

Successful recipients

Successful Recipients
Lostock Hall Juniors FCLinden Drive Pitch DrainageFunding for installation of a new drainage system on Lostock Hall Community Primary School's field, to benefit football teams who practice there, the school and its after school club.£15,000
Leyland St. Andrew's CE Infant School PTFAPlaytime Sports storage and equipmentProvision of a new shed with double doors, along with basic sports and play equipment for the children to use during their playtimes.£1,000
St Paul's Bowling ClubOn the right pathFunding for improvements including a new pathway with wheelchair access, portable floodlights, replacing fascia boards, re-roofing the machine store, kitchen refurbishment, and new toilet ceilings.£17,000
Walton-le-Dale Junior Football ClubCommunity football pitch improvementFunding for improvement works to pitches at Walton le Dale recreation ground, Holland House Park and Walton le Dale primary school by verti-draining, weeding and reseeding, fertilising and rolling£5,000
CNOSCNOS Saturday SessionsFunding to offer sports/physical sessions for children and young people on a Saturday for 6months to help engage them in becoming more active within their community spaces£3,320
CNOSCNOS Swim and LearnProject with Rebecca Ramsey (Doing it for Dylan) - learn to swim, life saving and monthly education sessions.£7,400
Penwortham Cricket ClubCar Park and Outdoor RegenerationCar park re-leveling and re-surfacing from loose gravel to tarmac£20,000
9th Penwortham Scout GroupRefurbishment of the Scout Hut & updating tents & equipmentUrgent health and safety repairs on the scout hut and new tents for camping trips£5,000
Leyland Barracudas ASCWorld Class Coaching meets small town clubFunding to support the club's 50th anniversary with a world renowned sports coach, Wayne Goldsmith, to deliver a week-end swim camp in Leyland.£4,360
Affinity Performing ArtsProject PerformFunding to turn a successful pilot project into a weekly young people's performing arts group - dance, drama and singing. Our aims are to foster positive mental, emotional & physical health through empathy, encouragement, recognition and inclusivity.£5,000
Leyland Pirates Football ClubFootball Goals and StorageFunding to purchase new sets of aluminium goals and a 10ft shipping container to store training equipment used by all the players of the club at training sessions£19,000
Hoole Village Memorial HallCompletion of Car Parking areas and LandscapingMatch funding to complete the car park for the new village hall; shortfall has arisen due to the rising cost of building materials.£20,000
New Longton Sports and Social ClubUpgrade and Refurbishment of Changing RoomsUpgrade of changing facilities to be more female friendly and more accessible for those with disabilities£19,999
Penwortham Priory AcademyPenwortham Priory Academy Cricket Astroturf WicketThe purchase and installation of a Test Match Synthetic Cricket Turf Pitch and the purchase of Underwood Hand Roller£9,455
Boxclever CICFighting backFunding to support free martial arts classes, to help people get fitter but also help build confidence and self esteem and well as meet new people. Three sessions per week at different times of the day to hopefully include as many people as possible.£9,900
Leyland and Chorley Hockey ClubHockey 4 AllA project to provide free access to hockey training/ matches and hockey equipment for at least 40 members of the South Ribble community, especially focusing on areas of deprivation£9,970
Penwortham Boxing ClubFree circuit sessionsFunds to provide free circuit sessions to low income families. Sessions will seek to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of people, instilling the traditional values of discipline, control and respect, associated with boxing.£10,000 (across this project and below)
Penwortham Boxing ClubFree gym membershipIn addition to free circuit sessions, we would like to create free gym memberships. This funding will enable free gym memberships without having to pay a regular subscriptions. We believe this is even more pertinent given the rising costs of living.See above
Penwortham Boxing ClubGym extensionExtending the size of the gym facility to provide more training space and allow more people to participate in training sessions.£20,000 (across this project and below)
Penwortham Boxing ClubGym ImprovementFunding to invest in gym facilities and enable volunteers training to undertake L1 England Boxing coaching badges that will mean we deliver a greater amount of free classes. This investment will include, heating, kitchen area, outdoor sports equipment, shelving and volunteer training.See above
Leyland Warriors Rugby ClubEnhance community facilities at Moss Side Playing FieldsImprovements include replacing portacabin with a new non-fixed building with indoor / outdoor seating. Replacing current pitch side fencing. Installing a more energy efficient, hot water on demand system in changing rooms£20,000
Brookfield Hockey ClubBack to Hockey - Back to HealthFunding to undertake a recruitment drive for our hockey club which we believe can benefit both the club and the South Ribble Community. It is planned in three phases. 1. Weekly sessions at Walton-le-Dale for adults and children, 2. pre-season, 3. weekly training sessions and matches£2,420
Eagle and Child Bowling ClubDisabled Access ToiletsImprove disabled facilities following recent ramp and handrail additions. Although people with disabilities can access the club, they are unable to access the toilets.£13,000
South Ribble Netball ClubMixed and Return to NetballFunding to enable a 'branch out' into another strand of netball, including improved inclusivity by opening up our sessions to other genders from our community.£4,000
St James Players2022/2023 ProductionsFunding to support productions in 2023, Pinocchio the Pantomime in January and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in June.£4,423




Background information - about the fund

We are committed to providing good quality leisure facilities across our communities; from swimming to football to cycle tracks.

The health of our local population is so important; we want people to love where they live, and to be as active as possible.

In recognition of the importance of the leisure provision by sports clubs, community groups and volunteers, we created an investment fund for 2022.

In total, £200,000 was available in grants of the following scale:

Grant scales
Small grantsUp to £1,000
Medium grantsMore than £1,000 up to £10,000
Large grantsMore than £10,000 up to £20,000


In exceptional circumstances, grants of over £20,000 could be made; applicants must be able to demonstrate the critical need and / or significant impact.

What is the funding for?

The funding is designed for projects which are going to have a positive and long-lasting impact. It might be that funding is needed to enhance existing provision, or to enable more people to participate. You may have some of the funding you need, but a grant from this fund could 'match' the money you already have.

Below is an overview of the criteria for a project to receive this funding:

  • Funding must be spent and projects must be completed within 12 months.
  • Your project should align with two of the Council's corporate plan priorities - Thriving communities - Good homes, green spaces, healthy places
  • Your project should have social value, and this be demonstrated in the application.
  • Applications should clearly demonstrate what demographic of the community they are seeking to meet.

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