Cockermouth community projects receive a boost PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Walsh   
Tuesday, 09 February 2021

cockermouth coaching.pngCockermouth RUFC have announced the club has received funding for their latest project from the Lottery Awards for All.

The Strawberry How club has been given £4,689 for their Clubhouse Marquee Extension.

Club coach Chris Wright said: “This new project will ensure we can greatly increase our social space and encourage the local community to enjoy senior and junior match days, increase community bookings and provide more functions and events.

“This will be in a perfect location with panoramic views over Skiddaw and the Lorton valley. Where would be better to enjoy a few social drinks or have a cuppa on a Sunday morning as the kids run around.”

The club expects to have the groundworks complete in the near future and will be able to put-up the marquee for the first event.

It’s been an exciting few days for the Cockermouth club as phase one works to return their Multi Use Games Area to an accessible, safe and up to date training area is now underway.

The new floodlights have arrived and Lynch Electrical will be on site installing them over the next few weeks.

The club has said “a huge thank you” on their official website to a host of followers who supported the Crowdfunding project as part of the Natwest DIY programme in 2017.

Their contributions led to a Natwest grant of £750 and the total raised was then match funded by Sellafield social grants of £5,000 which has enabled this work to be actioned.

Once the project is complete the crowd funders names will be added to the thank you plaque at the facility.

It means the club can now move on to undertake Stage 2, which is a much bigger task but one they are confident is reachable with the help of club members, the local community, as well as local and national funders.

They are looking to raise £60k to re-surface the area (size of three full tennis courts) to become a high tech training area for a range of sports including non-contact rugby, football, tennis, netball and multi skills training.

A number of fundraising schemes will be announced over the next few months.

Once up and running this facility will support sport clubs, local primary schools, local community groups and businesses and be a venue for the general public to hire.

Further information on this project can be obtained from Chris Wright on 07789991774 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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