Lindow Cricket Club is set to see the social areas of its Upcast Lane clubhouse transformed thanks to a £52,640 grant from FCC Communities Foundation.
The money will be used to convert the current bar area and foyer into one large function room. This will include an expanded and re-fitted bar, new flooring throughout and the installation of heating units so that the clubhouse can be enjoyed by the local community all year round.
Additionally, the kitchen will be modernised with new equipment and appliances and the redecorated function room will have new furniture and audio systems.
Adam Bull, Lindow CC's Club Development Officer, believes the improved facility will make a huge difference to the people living in the area.
He commented "We saw last summer how popular the club now is, with families socialising at the clubhouse and 27 Lindow teams providing cricket for boys, girls, men and women. This project will give a real boost to the local area at a time when it's needed most and provides a venue for people to enjoy all year round. It's fantastic that FCC Communities Foundation has awarded us this money and we're really looking forward to our clubhouse taking shape over the next few months."
FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund.
Richard Smith, Grant Manager at FCC Communities Foundation, said "We were very impressed with how Lindow Cricket Club engages with so many people in the local area and is a thriving environment for recreational sport and events. This investment will provide the community with a facility that can host new functions throughout the year and with a greater capacity. "
The work will commence shortly and be ready for next season, providing the club something exciting to look forward to after what is likely to be a tough winter.