Leisure Local Community Fund
The Leisure Local Community Fund is now closed.
|Lostock Hall Juniors FC||Linden Drive Pitch Drainage||Funding 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 PTFA||Playtime Sports storage and equipment||Provision 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 Club||On the right path||Funding 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 Club||Community football pitch improvement||Funding 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|
|CNOS||CNOS Saturday Sessions||Funding 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|
|CNOS||CNOS Swim and Learn||Project with Rebecca Ramsey (Doing it for Dylan) - learn to swim, life saving and monthly education sessions.||£7,400|
|Penwortham Cricket Club||Car Park and Outdoor Regeneration||Car park re-leveling and re-surfacing from loose gravel to tarmac||£20,000|
|9th Penwortham Scout Group||Refurbishment of the Scout Hut & updating tents & equipment||Urgent health and safety repairs on the scout hut and new tents for camping trips||£5,000|
|Leyland Barracudas ASC||World Class Coaching meets small town club||Funding 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 Arts||Project Perform||Funding 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 Club||Football Goals and Storage||Funding 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 Hall||Completion of Car Parking areas and Landscaping||Match 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 Club||Upgrade and Refurbishment of Changing Rooms||Upgrade of changing facilities to be more female friendly and more accessible for those with disabilities||£19,999|
|Penwortham Priory Academy||Penwortham Priory Academy Cricket Astroturf Wicket||The purchase and installation of a Test Match Synthetic Cricket Turf Pitch and the purchase of Underwood Hand Roller||£9,455|
|Boxclever CIC||Fighting back||Funding 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 Club||Hockey 4 All||A 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 Club||Free circuit sessions||Funds 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 Club||Free gym membership||In 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 Club||Gym extension||Extending 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 Club||Gym Improvement||Funding 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 Club||Enhance community facilities at Moss Side Playing Fields||Improvements 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 Club||Back to Hockey - Back to Health||Funding 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 Club||Disabled Access Toilets||Improve 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 Club||Mixed and Return to Netball||Funding 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 Players||2022/2023 Productions||Funding 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:
|Small grants||Up to £1,000|
|Medium grants||More than £1,000 up to £10,000|
|Large grants||More 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.