Leek Cricket Club has received funding worth £4,000 towards refurbishment costs of grounds equipment from Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC).
The club had already raised £2,650 towards the cause prior to the council’s cash injection.
The hope is that refurbishment works will make it easier for older members to train juniors, thus ensuring future sustainability.
Endon and Stanley Parish Council, meanwhile, have been given £6,700 to improve the running track which boarders Hillswood playing fields.
Councillor Mark Deaville, Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for Leisure and Sports at SMDC, commented on the grants.
He said: “We want to encourage our residents to be more active and to take part in sport and physical activity that benefits both their mental and physical health.
“That’s why it’s a priority for us to put our money where our mouth is by providing funding to support community sports projects, such as these in Endon and Leek, which increase the opportunities for people to get involved in activities that suit them.
“I know they will make a difference in their local communities.
“I look forward to seeing the results of both of these schemes in due course.”
Leek Town among other beneficiaries of grants
The council has set aside funding to provide financial support for local projects which increase opportunities for activity in the district’s communities to go ahead.
Projects that have already benefitted from this pot include Leek Town Football Club’s 3G pitch.
A pump track at Meigh Road in Werrington and the enhancement of recreational facilities at Whiston have also received funding.
Improvements to tennis facilities at Draycott-in-the-Moors are underway with Forsbrook’s Jubilee Gardens and football pitches in Upper Tean potentially in line for a cash boost.
The Council is also looking at establishing a multi-use games area at Hot Lane playing fields in Biddulph Moor.
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