Bournemouth Sports Club has been awarded £10,000 from a local charity, Talbot Village Trust.
The club, which is based at Chapel Gate, houses a number of facilities used by the local community, such as football pitches, squash courts and archery grounds.
The money they have been awarded has been used to refurbish the clubhouse, toilet facilities and social areas, as well as replacing damaged sports equipment.
Mark Rance, the general manager of the club, expressed his thanks for the grant: “It is important to us to continue to operate our facilities at the highest standard and the donation received has ensured this for many years to come.”
The money was awarded by the Talbot Village Trust, a local grant giving charity. The trust is a legacy of two sisters, who founded Talbot Village in the 1800s to combat rural poverty, by providing local housing, education and agricultural land. A group of trustees now maintain and increase the fund.
Trustee, Russell Lucas-Rowe said “We are proud to support all different types of charities, churches and places of education with our funding. Bournemouth Sports Club is relied on by so many in the community to act as a place for all ages to put into practice their passion for sport. It is fantastic to see that our donation has benefited all that use the club”.