Swanland Cricket Club benefits from Commuted Sums
Swanland Cricket Club have been awarded £12,875 funding from East Riding of Yorkshire Council as part of Commuted Sums from local housing developments.
The funding has been awarded towards the purchase of a John Deere petrol mower and parts. The project is expected to cost £13,375.00 in total, with the extra funding coming from Swanland Cricket Club's funds and donations.
The club's previous cutter had failed and was beyond economical repair and without a replacement the club wouldn't be able to prepare the wicket to play cricket.
Alan Smith, Chairman of Swanland Cricket Club said: "To a small club like ours this award really does mean the difference between surviving or thriving. With no sponsors and no outside funding, everything has to be paid for from players' subscriptions and any generous donations the players and club officials are able to make.
"Having to pay for and prepare our own wicket, it was essential we had the right tools for the job, which with this award we now have. This award means that the club has a future and can now move forward maintaining a summer focus in the village which can be expanded upon and provide increased opportunity for participation, be it playing, practicing or watching.
"Enormous thanks go out to Lea Anne Wright and her team at the council for all their hard work and assistance in the grant process. Thank you so much from everybody at Swanland Cricket Club."
Councillor Gary McMaster, portfolio holder for enhancing communities, added: "I am very pleased that we have been able to award these Commuted Sums,provided by local housing developments as a condition of their planning approval, for this vital equipment at Swanland Cricket Club. I wish them all the very best for the future."