Sports club receives cash boost £25,411

A FUNDING boost will make sport more accessible for all in Middleton.

The Middleton Sports Club, which has been providing multiple sports facilities for 85 years, will soon be more accessible thanks to a generous grant of £25,411 from The Veolia Environmental Trust.

The trust has awarded the club the money to use towards their project to make the clubhouse and its playing facilities accessible to wheelchair users and people with disabilities and impaired movement.

The club plans to convert its current small changing rooms, corridors and storage space into two bigger changing rooms, install a wet-room, and adapt access to sporting surfaces and facilities.

The club director, Colin Williams, said: “This grant is great news and means we can push the project forward and improve access to our club and the many activities and events run there.”

The grant was awarded at the trust’s quarterly board meeting when 48 grants totalling more than £1.2m were awarded to community and environmental projects across the UK.

They award grants through the Landfill Communities Fund and in the past five years have awarded £422,798 to projects in West Sussex.

The acting executive director of the trust, Maria Cade, said: “We are pleased to be able to support this project and look forward to seeing it start.”