Stoney Stanton Lawn Tennis Club has secured £1,000 cash boost from a leading housebuilder to fund new toilet facilities.
The club will receive the funding through the Persimmon Homes Building Futures scheme, which aims to help community groups working with under-18s.
The tennis club, which has more than 150 members, 69 of which are junior players, applied for the funding to allow them to provide two new toilet facilities, which would be easily accessible to all users.
Nadine O’Dowd, sales director for Persimmon Homes North Midlands, said: “We are proud that our funding schemes can deliver resources directly to those small charities, schools, clubs and organisations that have a great impact on the community.
“Stoney Stanton Lawn Tennis Club encourages young people to participate in sport, promoting healthy lifestyles, confidence and helps to bring young members of the community together. We’re delighted to be able to support the club.”
Mark Coleburne, club committee member, said: “We are very proud of the heritage of our club, along with the dedicated volunteer members that keep the club moving forward and are delighted Persimmon Homes can be a part of that. We’re very grateful for the support.”
Building Futures is being delivered through the Persimmon Charitable Foundation and is aimed at community projects for people aged under 18, targeting grassroots sports groups, charities dealing with physical and mental health issues or awareness, as well as community arts and education projects.
Monthly grants of £1,000 will be awarded across Persimmon’s 32 regional businesses to improve facilities and the delivery of vital grassroots community projects.
In addition to the £1,000 monthly awards, three initiatives will go on to win £100,000 each through a national award scheme voted on by the public. The overall winners will be named at a gala dinner for finalists in October.
In each sector – sport, education & arts, and health – as well as the £100,000 first prize, there will be a £50,000 second prize and a £20,000 third prize, while a further 87 shortlisted projects will each receive £5,000.
To find out more about or to apply Building Futures visit www.persimmonhomes.com/building-futures/