A bowling club in Outwood celebrated the purchase of new equipment thanks to a WDH Community Grant with afternoon tea and games of bowling.
Grange Park Bowling Club, based at Grange Park, received £415 to buy a coffee machine and patio tables and chairs, supporting its ambitions to become a community hub for social activities including bingo and coffee mornings.
The new additions follow a recent £50,000 clubhouse refurbishment, completed thanks in part to funding from Sport England.
The WDH Community Grant was approved by WDH’s North West Neighbourhood Panel, which meets regularly to discuss funding applications from local community groups and to discuss local neighbourhood priorities.
Chris Batty, Vice Chair of the Panel, said: “We’re pleased to be able to support worthwhile local community initiatives like this. It’s important to create a strong community spirit and these facilities will certainly help achieve that.”
Kathryn Hutchinson, WDH Tenant Involvement Officer said: “Community grants are awarded to local groups that operate within our communities. This project is great because not only does it support the long-term sustainability of a great sports venue, it also directly benefits an area where many of our tenants live.”
The club now hosts afternoon tea every Wednesday at 2 pm, and a fun day on the third Sunday of every month.