Council pitches in with funding as South Cave club sets the groundwork for future success
Work at the Playing Fields in South Cave, the home of South Cave Sporting Club, is now underway thanks to £10,000 awarded by East Riding of Yorkshire Council as part of Commuted Sums provided by local housing developments, and £2,000 from an East Riding of Yorkshire Council Active Creative Grant.
In addition, South Cave Sporting Club has received £50,000 from the Football Foundation.
Lee Murphy, chair of South Cave Juniors, said: “The grant awards from East Riding of Yorkshire Council are being used to improve the club playing fields in South Cave.
“The playing surfaces are currently in relatively poor condition, so we cannot use them as much as we would like.
“Through fundraising, financial support from the Football Foundation, East Riding Council and South Cave Parish Council, work is now under way on a borehole at the club and the installation of an irrigation system, and should be completed this month. We then expect over the next three years to invest in an ongoing maintenance programme to significantly increase the quality and durability of the fields.
“Without the support of the council, we would either be waiting another three years while we raise the money or not do it at all. Around 400 people will directly benefit from the project.”
Councillor Mike Stathers, portfolio holder for Place Shaping including Operational Services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to facilitate our part in their transformation.”