The WestRaven Big Local team are celebrating being awarded funding for the renovation of the Basketball courts in Westwood. People of all ages will soon be able to get fit in style, thanks to a grant from funding body WREN. The application for the £22,690 grant was initiated by Cross Keys Homes, the Locally Trusted Organisation for the WestRaven Big Local Community Partnership.
The money, awarded by WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund, will be used to resurface the courts and provide new equipment at the Westwood basketball courts.
Cath Robertson, Chair of the WestRaven Partnership Board said: “This funding is great news and will provide a huge boost to local people. It is fantastic that WREN has awarded us this money and we’re really looking forward to our revitalised basketball courts taking shape over the next couple of months.”
Claire Higgins, Chief Executive of Cross Keys Homes said, “Sports facilities are often overlooked, but are such a vital part of a community, bringing young and old together and nurturing teams that bridge communities. Plus, there are the obvious health benefits of regular exercise, which is made so much easier when great facilities are available nearby.
“We are looking forward to working with all our partners, including Peterborough City Council, Vivacity, PECT and HMP Peterborough, to continue the success of the WestRaven Café and Garden, and add another great community amenity in the Westwood and Raventhorpe ward – and it will all be thanks to the generosity of WREN.”
WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund.
Cheryl Raynor, WREN’s local grant manager says: “We are delighted to be supporting the WestRaven Basketball Court Regeneration project and pleased that our funding will provide such a fantastic facility for young people across the area. WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that make a difference to local communities and we’re really looking forward to seeing this one take shape soon.”
Work on the courts will begin in April and it is hoped it will be completed by June.