£42k grant from Biffa Award to transform ball court at the Checkatrade.com Stadium
Crawley Town Community Foundation has been awarded £42,315.72 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.
The grant will be used to upgrade the Community Ball Court from a 2G to 3G surface at The Checkatrade.com Stadium and work gets underway this week.
Having had very little TLC since it was laid over 15 years ago, there has been a clear drop in the use of the site as a consequence.
However, thanks to the grant, the Foundation will be looking to continue the recent revival of community programmes on the ball court – especially now that the site will be safer than ever before.
Foundation Manager Birtug Kazim said: “For the past year we have steadily increased the activity we deliver on the ball court, but whenever we have some rain or adverse weather conditions we have had to call off our sessions.
"With the all-weather 3G surface, we will not only be able to play through the rain but also increase the range of programmes we deliver on the Community Ball Court."
Our current users include Capers in partnership with Autism Sussex, the popular Crawley Old GirlS (COGS) and our BTEC students among others.
Work should be completed in a few days time.
Look out for regular updates of the upgrade via Twitter @CrawleyTownCF