A Derbyshire bowling club is celebrating after receiving a grant from the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund.
Chapel en le Frith Bowling Club was awarded £10,608 from the fund, enabling it to make significant improvements to the quality of the green and facilities. The improvements included renovating the canopy that provides cover for spectators and players, the installation of LED floodlights, improvements to the footpath surrounding the green, and the purchase of a turf aerator to enhance the quality of the bowling green.
Chris Jackson from Chapel en Frith Bowling Club said: “Thanks to the generous grant from Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund and the hard work of club members, we have been able to make long needed improvements to the club facilities which will benefit bowlers at Chapel for generations to come.”
Pete Clark, quality manager at Tarmac’s nearby Tunstead quarry added: “I am really pleased I have been able to come along and see how the grant has been used. It has clearly made a big difference to the experience for bowlers and spectators alike and it’s great to hear that new members are coming forward to give bowling a go.”
The Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund (or Landfill Tax Credit Scheme as it was formerly known) enables landfill operators like Tarmac, to donate part of their annual tax liability to enrolled Environmental Bodies for a variety of approved community and environmental projects. Landfill operators can reclaim 90% of their contribution as a tax credit which means the remaining 10% must be provided either by them or an independent third party. Through the fund Tarmac donates around £1 million each year to community projects throughout the UK. The fund is open to applicants who meet the strict criteria for projects delivering community benefit. For more information, please go to www.entrust.org.uk