Reigate & Banstead Borough Council has received a funding boost for a new multi-use games area (MUGA) in Ifold Road Recreation Ground, Earlswood.
SUEZ Communities Trust (formerly SITA Trust) will provide £48,000 towards the cost of the new facility, which will allow individuals and groups to undertake a range of activities, including football, basketball, netball, fitness and running.
Work is expected to begin in early June on the MUGA, which will be located in the middle of the existing informal football pitch. The playground will remain open.
When the funding was announced earlier in May, Cllr Dr Lynne Hack, the council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment and Infrastructure said:
“We are absolutely delighted to be successful in securing such generous funding from SUEZ Communities Trust. Our residents thoroughly enjoy using our open spaces, with all the health benefits this brings. The funding will make Ifold Road Recreation Ground a great place for young and old alike to enjoy this area of our borough.”
Marianne Ivin of SUEZ Communities Trust added:
“SUEZ Communities Trust provides grants through the Landfill Communities Fund.
This important source of funding has been available since 1997 and has provided such worthy projects with more than £1.4 billion.”
The Landfill Communities Fund is a scheme enabling landfill operators, such as Suez Recycling and Recovery UK, to claim a credit against landfill tax liability.
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