Spilsby & District Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club has been awarded an £8,000 grant to resurface two all-weather tennis courts that had served the club for 30 years.
The Tennis and Croquet Club are one of a sixteen projects across East Lindsey to receive funding from the Community Grants pot. Portfolio Holder for Rural Services and Partnerships at East Lindsey District Counil, Councillor Edward Mossop, explained:
“The Community Grant system allows us to support some of the smaller groups in our community who have exciting projects they want to develop to benefit local people. This time round we’ve been pleased to support programmes including maintenance and surveys at Hubbards Hills in Louth and the resurfacing of tennis courts in Hundleby near Spilsby.”
The Council is now gearing up for Round 2 of funding bids, which is open for applications until August 26, 2010. A number of workshop events have been organised District-wide to help those organisations considering submitting an application to better understand the process.
Councillor Mossop, continued: “The workshop dates provide an important opportunity to get a real insight into the Community Grant application process and explain the areas you need to cover if you want your application to be strong. I would encourage any organisation that is considering an application to go along to one of the dates. It really will help.”
The nearest workshops to Spilsby are:
Sibsey – Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at Sibsey Village Hall between 7pm and 8.30pm.
Skegness – Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at Skegness Embassy Centre Arts Room between 12.30pm and 2pm.
Horncastle – Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Horncastle Community Centre, Committee Room between 7pm and 8.30pm.
Details of further dates can be found on the East Lindsey District Council website. For further information about Community Grants, contact the Community Grants Team at East Lindsey District Council on 01507 601111.