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Mayor of Farnham presents grant of £2,000 to tennis club

Three people in front of a tennis court.

Badshot Lea Tennis Club is among the latest recipients of grant funding from Farnham Town Council. 

The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Alan Earwaker, handed over a cheque for £2,000 to members of the club as a contribution towards improvements to the clubhouse and playing facilities.

“The club would like to improve access to tennis to the local community. To do this it has ambitious plans to make its clubhouse more welcoming and to extend the number of hours that people can play throughout the year,” says the Mayor. 

The Chair of Badshot Lea Tennis Club, Gillian Hyman says: “Our club improvement project will result in big changes that will enable far more people to play tennis, and not just in the summer months. The contribution from the Community Fund could, for instance, help us finance new LED floodlights to light up our two courts after dark. Tennis is a great sport and we’re a friendly club so we want more local people to enjoy our facilities.”   

The Mayor continues: “Farnham’s Community Fund provides one-off funding to local not-for-profit organisations for projects or activities that promote community life or the wider environment. Sports facilities are an excellent example of what the fund is for as people in Farnham are keen to enjoy active, healthy lifestyles but other examples include arts and heritage projects, facilities or activities for people with disabilities, disadvantaged communities and for young people or elderly people.”

Applications for the next round of funding will open later this year. Information about the scheme is on the grants page of Farnham Town Council. Not-for-profit organisations considering applying can request reminders about the scheme via the website.

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