October 23rd, 2016

District community projects given a cash boost

District community projects given a cash boost District community projects given a cash boost

ORGANISATIONS and community projects across the district have been given a cash boost.

Warwick District Council’s Rural/Urban Capital Improvement Scheme (RUCIS) has seen nine groups awarded grants over the last 12 months totaling more than £175,000.

Radford Semele Parish Council used the funding for new play equipment while Leamington Netball Club now has a new courtside facility.

Westbury Community Centre has undergone a major transformation and the RUCIS funding has led to an extension and renovation of Cubbington Village Hall.

Another successful applicant was Leamington Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, which was £30,000 to resurface four of their tennis courts.

Miguel Espada, head performance coach at Leamington Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, said: “With the start of the busy summer season it’s great to see our members enjoying the vastly improved playing surface.

“The much-needed work will hopefully help us to grow as a club and encourage even more people to take up tennis and all of the health benefits associated with the sport.”

Andrew Mobbs, leader of Warwick District Council said he was pleased the scheme was gaining momentum.

He added: “In times of austerity and public spending cuts I’m delighted we are in a position to be able to award funding to assist organisations who play such an important role in our local communities.

“There is funding available for 2016/17 and I would like to encourage not-for-profit groups located within Warwick District to come forward with their projects as we may be able to help.”

Visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/rucis or call Jon Dawson on 01926 456204 for further information about the scheme.