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Prudential RideLondon brings another £242,019 to Surrey organisations

Twenty-nine organisations across Surrey have been awarded funding totalling £242,019 thanks to a grant by the trustees of the London Marathon Charitable Trust (LMCT) to the charity Fields in Trust.

The LMCT makes grants to recreational projects in areas where The London Marathon Ltd organises events as a tangible thank you for the support of those communities. Following last August’s Prudential RideLondon, organisations in Surrey became eligible for grants.

Through their partnership with Fields in Trust, the LMCT made a grant of £1 million available to protect and improve outdoor recreational spaces to mark HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympic Games through the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge. The grant has benefitted 105 Queen Elizabeth II Fields in total, 49 of which are in Surrey.

This latest round of grants, awarded as Surrey Legacy grants by Fields in Trust, is helping communities to improve their local outdoor recreational spaces. Projects funded have included outdoor gym, cricket, football and playground equipment, resurfacing tennis courts, outdoor lighting, a natural play area and a new croquet lawn (see full list below).

John Bryant, Chairman of the LMCT Trustees said: “Prudential RideLondon has inspired thousands to get cycling and The London Marathon Charitable Trust is delighted to now be able to help so many organisations in Surrey. This round of grants means that a total of 39 communities in the county have now received LMCT grants totalling £627,104 and we look forward to helping many more organisations in the future.”

David Hodge, Surrey County Council’s Leader, said: “It’s fantastic to think that these generous grants will benefit dozens of our grassroots clubs for many years to come, underlining both Prudential RideLondon’s legacy for Surrey communities and the economic boost that hosting the event brings.”

Tim Phillips, Chairman, Fields in Trust, said: “I am delighted to see the range of projects and sites that will be secured and improved for local communities in Surrey as a result of our partnership with the London Marathon Charitable Trust. Their generous support has allowed us to reach out to protected sites in the county and help ensure that they will be fit for future generations to enjoy.”

 

Site name

Applicant

Grant amount

Purpose of grant

Goldsworth Park Recreation Ground

Woking BC

£10,000

Outdoor gym equipment

Hindhead Playing Field

Hindhead Playing Fields Association

£9,339

Cricket bowling machine, coaching sessions, goalposts and FA coaching badges

Chertsey Meads

Runnymede BC

£10,000

New board walk and viewing platform

Heathervale Recreation Ground

Runnymede BC

£10,000

Playground equipment

Wonersh Sports Ground

Wonersh PC

£8,750

Outdoor table tennis table and ball hoop

Surbiton Hockey Field

Surbiton HC

£9,500

Improvements to access at facilities

Holmbury St. Mary Cricket Club Ground

Holmbury St. Mary CC

£2,100

Mobile cricket nets

Cobham Recreation Ground

Elmbridge BC

£10,000

Refurbish MUGA

Shere Recreation Ground

Shere LTC

£10,000

Refurbish tennis courts

Lightwater Recreational Ground

Windlesham PC

£10,000

Outdoor table tennis table, outdoor gym equipment and a multi-wall

Orchard Meadow

Spelthorne BC

£10,000

Natural play area

Holloway Hill Recreation Ground

Holloway Hill Sports Association

£10,000

Fitness trail and equipment

Pyrford Cricket Club Ground

Pyrford CC

£9,649

Artificial cricket wicket and electronic scoreboard

Alexandra Recreation Ground

Epsom & Ewell BC

£7,816

Outdoor table tennis facilities

Chessington Road Recreation Ground

Epsom & Ewell BC

£10,000

Playground equipment

Court Recreation Ground

Epsom & Ewell BC

£10,000

Resurface tennis courts

Gibraltar Recreation Ground

Epsom & Ewell BC

£10,000

Outdoor gym equipment

Rosebery Park

Epsom & Ewell BC

£5,066

Playground equipment

Shadbolt Park

Epsom & Ewell BC

£4,750

Outdoor gym equipment

Warren Recreation Ground

Epsom & Ewell BC

£10,000

Outdoor gym & playground equipment

Broadbridge Lane Open Space

Burwell PC

£3,500

Football goalposts & outdoor table tennis

Dormansland Recreation Ground

Dormansland PC

£10,000

Playground equipment

Felbridge Playing Fields

Tandridge DC

£3,036

Improving access to the bowls facilities

Queens Park

Caterham Croquet Club

£10,000

New croquet lawn

Ashtead Recreation Ground

Mole Valley DC

£10,000

Playground improvements

Cradhurst Recreation Ground

Mole Valley DC

£4,500

Creation of picnic area & install outdoor volleyball net

Cock Lane Recreation Ground

Mole Valley DC

£10,000

Training lights

Horley Recreation Ground

Horley TC

£8,518

Improving children's playground

Fox Corner Community Wildlife Area

Fox Corner Community Wildlife Area 

£5,495

New heavy duty lawn mower

 

TOTAL

£242,019