Junior rugby club dressing room appeal aims for £5,000 boost

butt lane farnley falcons
Farnley Falcons' new facilities will be based here off Butt Lane. Stockhoto: Google, 2020

A fundraising campaign to install new changing rooms at Farnley Falcons rugby club could be set for a £5,000 boost.

Councillors sitting on the Outer West Community Committee will next week decide whether to grant the club, which runs a number of rugby teams from juniors to adults, a £5,000 grant to help furnish a new community room on its Butt Lane site.

Other grants up for discussion include new nets at Calverley St Wilfrid’s Cricket Club, karate sessions at Swinnow Community Centre and workshops to deter anti-social behaviour in youngsters during the summer holidays.

New Farnley Falcons changing rooms

The club has asked for £5,000 from the committee’s capital budget to support its bid to rebuild changing rooms that are currently not fit for purpose for players.

As part of the project they will build four changing rooms, an official’s room, and a kitchen and community space. There will also be off-street parking and an outdoor viewing area. In their application for funding, the club states:

“The grant itself will help furnish the community room, which will also be accessed by a number of local organisations throughout the week.

“By creating a community space on site we will be able to increase our revenue streams by selling additional food and drinks to players and their friends and family which will increase our revenue streams and strengthen our long-term financial stability.”

The club has raised £250,000 match funding through a number of sources towards the project.

Rock Up to do a Mock Up

The committee is being asked to provide £5,545 for Rock Up to do a Mock Up project run by Building Futures Together.

The project features workshops through the summer holidays to deter youngsters from getting involved in anti-social behaviour across Pudsey, Calverley & Farsley and Farnley & Wortley Wards.

Calverley St Wilfrid’s Cricket Club nets

The club is applying for a £500 small grant for new cricket nets. Their application states:

“The funding will be used to purchase a new concertina cricket net for use by the ever-expanding junior section for boys and girls. The existing nets are extremely old and take a long time to set up and take down, eating into valuable practice time.”

£3,500 is also being put towards the nets by the club following a community appeal.

Daido Traditional Karate Club at Swinnow Community Centre

£500 is being sought by Daido Traditional Karate Club to run classes at Swinnow Community Centre in Pudsey.

The age range targets for this project will be from eight years to 17 years old. The classes would be held at the centre every Monday from 6.30pm and to 8pm.

The Outer West Community Committee is made up of councillors from Calverley & Farsley, Farnley & Wortley and Pudsey wards. It’s next meeting is on Monday 5 July at 1pm. The agenda can be found here.


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