Newhaven Football Club are pleased to announce that they have been awarded £100,000 towards the refurbishment of the changing rooms and stand. This follows a recent presentation by fundraisers working on behalf of the football club.
This is excellent news for both the club and the community. We have waited years for something like this to happen and now, thanks to Veolia, we can make progress off the pitch as well as on it.
The club relish the opportunity to work with Veolia to both justify the support they have giving us and provide a building focused on the community needs of Newhaven.
It’s a project that local people and their well-loved football club have long deserved and ‘kick-starts’ the regeneration of this once unloved town. Newhaven need no longer be the ‘Cinderella’ of the south coast – it has a fantastic future.
28 January 2014
Grant boost for revamp of Newhaven Football Club’s clubhouse
A project to refurbish the clubhouse of Newhaven Football Club on Fort Road has received a funding boost from The Veolia Environmental Trust. We have awarded the club a grant of £100,000 towards the work.
The project will refurbish the currently derelict building, bringing it back into use as an inclusive, vibrant community centre that will be available to all.
The grant was awarded at our quarterly Board meeting on 20 January 2014, when 77 grants totalling almost £2.5m were awarded to community and environmental projects across the UK.
The grant total is a record amount for us since we were set up in 1997. It represents our commitment to helping as many compliant projects as possible, in turn improving the quality of life for tens of thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds, as well as the environment.
We award grants through the Landfill Communities Fund and in the last five years we have awarded £964,779 to projects in East Sussex.
We will now work with the football club to finalise the details of their project, including its start date, and get it up and running as soon as possible.
Fundraiser Cathy McDermott, says, “This grant is great news. It means we can push the project forward and start the much needed refurbishment of the clubhouse.”
The Executive Director of The Veolia Environmental Trust, Paul Taylor, adds, “This is a fantastic start to 2014, both for us and the projects we have awarded grants to. This scheme will transform the clubhouse into a warm, welcoming venue that can be used by the club and the local community, and I look forward to seeing it start and take shape.”