Published: Thursday, 20th June 2019

With the promise of warmer weather just around the corner, members of Warwick Tennis Club can continue to enjoy a game of tennis thanks to funding from Warwick District Council.

Members of Warwick Tennis ClubWarwick Tennis Club applied to Warwick District Council for assistance in resurfacing court six, as well as installing floodlights so that the club could continue to play throughout the winter. Funding of £17,766 was awarded from the Council’s Rural and Urban Capital Improvement Scheme (RUCIS), which is designed to support locally led not-for-profit, community organisations with capital projects such as building repairs, new facilities and new equipment.

Councillor Richard Hales, Portfolio Holder for Finance, commented: “I am delighted that Warwick District Council is in a position to be able to award funding for projects like these, which are hugely beneficial to our local communities. New funding is available for the 2019/20 financial year and I would like to encourage not-for-profit groups located within Warwick District to come forward with their projects as we may be able to help.”

Steve Drummond, Chair of Warwick Tennis Club, added: “Warwick Tennis Club are very pleased with the refurbishment of court six. Without the RUCIS grant we wouldn’t have been able to carry out these works for at least the next five years, so this grant has made a huge difference and we are very grateful to Warwick District Council for their support.”

Grants from the RUCIS scheme have also been awarded to:

  • Kenilworth RFC to improve and redevelop their clubhouse facilities
  • Cubbington Sports & Social Club to resurface their car park
  • Lapworth Parish Council for a new playground
  • Budbrooke Community Association to renew their roof, ceiling and replace the entrance and fire doors of the Budbrooke Community Centre

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