£20,000 upgrade is game changer for local sports clubs

Picture by David Haber. Caption: Local sports clubs have welcomed the £20,000 facilities upgrade.
Picture by David Haber. Caption: Local sports clubs have welcomed the £20,000 facilities upgrade.

Sports clubs in the Scunthorpe area have welcomed the completion of a £20,000 facilities upgrade funded by British Steel.

The work to improve Appleby Frodingham Sports and Social Club’s Brumby Hall-based complex was funded through British Steel’s Landfill Communities Funding scheme.

The £20,000 donation enabled the club to make a series of upgrades including improvements to the club’s water system and shower blocks, and the installation of a new footpath.

The completed work has been welcomed by schools and sports clubs in the town which regularly use the facilities.

“I’d like to express my thanks to British Steel for the fantastic grant which has improved the access and egress of sporting facilities,” said Mick Barwick, Chairman of Appleby Frodingham Junior Football Club.

“Many people use our facilities and usually they bring spectators, like mums with pushchairs or young children. The improvements have enhanced the safety of the facilities and provided access to the area for people with disabilities. We hope this new footpath will also encourage more people to use the facilities.”

British Steel’s Landfill Communities Funding scheme gives charitable and non-profit organisations the opportunity to apply for financial support to improve community facilities. It’s part of the company’s wider Building Stronger Communities programme which aims to support the economic and social wellbeing of the areas in which the business operates.

British Steel Deputy CEO, Paul Martin, said: “By investing in these improvements at Appleby Frodingham Sports and Social Club we hope to encourage more people to become active and get involved with local sports clubs.

“The Brumby-Hall complex offers outstanding facilities for playing a wide range of sports from hockey and tennis, to squash and football.

“We’re very pleased to have been able to provide the financial support through our Landfill Communities Funding scheme to make massive improvements to this valuable venue in the heart of our community.”

The Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) is an innovative tax credit scheme enabling operators of landfill sites in England, Northern Ireland and Wales to contribute money to organisations located in the areas surrounding their landfill sites.

Find out more about British Steel's Building Stronger Communities and Landfill Communities Funding schemes.