Council to support provision of 3G synthetic pitches

There is great news for local sports clubs in the area, as Falkirk Council are now accepting applications to a £740k fund which could assist sports clubs to develop 3G synthetic sports pitches. The funding will also help grassroots sports and provide access to pitches for local people.

Councillor Adrian Mahoney, Falkirk Council’s spokesperson for Culture, Leisure and Tourism, said: “By allowing clubs to bid for the money to develop these pitches, we hope to increase community ownership and participation in sports.

“We appreciate the costs involved in developing and maintaining synthetic pitches so we expect clubs to show they can secure funding from other sources.

“These pitches are all weather, meaning the public will be able to use them all year round, and have cheaper running costs than turf pitches.”

There is a two stage application process, with stage one being scored on the location of the pitch, facilities to be provided, financial sustainability and community benefits from operating the pitch. The closing date for stage one applications is 31 May 2015.

Any clubs interested in applying can get more information by calling Falkirk Council on 01324 506065 and asking for David Tollick or sending an email.

Published on Wednesday, 4th March 2015


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