Westquarter and Redding Cricket Club to recieve £100,000 funding from sportscotland
Westquarter and Redding Cricket Club are set to benefit from £100,000 of investment and ongoing support from sportscotland.
The award-winning club already plays a significant role in the lives of the local community, having been recognised for its work on inclusion and diversity.
This project will enable the club to install more appropriate changing facilities which will enable them to further develop women and girls’ cricket and attract more minority
ethnic members, as well as developing their youth and disability cricket sections.
The existing barn will be converted to a social space allowing the club to develop their existing and aspirational community engagement programmes.
Stephen Sutton, Westquarter & Redding Cricket Club director, welcomed the investment, saying: “We are delighted to receive this funding from sportscotland after spending the last six years growing the club from 35 members to now over 200.
"In addition, we have had an increasing focus on supporting our local community, working with groups such as Alzheimer Scotland, Forth Valley Disability Sports and Plus Forth Valley, providing opportunities to people who may not be part of mainstream activities.
“The new fully accessible modular changing rooms will allow us to grow our disability section as well as providing suitable facilities for our mixed gender and mutli-cultural members.
“The Community Hub element has been over two years in planning to design facilities that deliver our sporting and community ambitions while factoring in available capital funding.
"This money will allow us to kick off Phase One giving a tremendous boost for all associated with the club, and giving deserved recognition to the years of hard work by the Directors, who I would personally like to thank for their efforts.”
The sportscotland Sport Facilities Fund makes awards for capital projects designed to create or improve the places where people take part in sport and physical activity.
Priority is given to projects that widen access to participation or allow people to progress further within their chosen sport locally by removing barriers, particularly for under-represented groups, and in rural areas or areas of deprivation.