DOUBLE CASH BOOST FOR BUCKPOOL
GOLF AND SPORTS CLUB
Buckpool Golf Club is celebrating the news that it has received a funding boost from two sources.
GOLF AND SPORTS CLUB
The club has been successful in its Climate Challenge Fund application – valued at £148,752 – which, together with an award of £50,000, from the SUEZ Communities Fund will allow the club to carry out renovation of its clubhouse.
Buckpool Golf, Sports and Social Club, although primarily a golf club, caters for a variety of sports and activities including fitness classes, slimming and well-being groups and acts as a community sports hub.
The Morayshire club had received complaints about the cold temperatures within the building, especially in the winter months even with the heating running. A consultant was employed to investigate the issue and insulation of the roof was suggested as the best solution to the problem.
Funding will now allow a special coating to be applied to the flat roof to provide a dual purpose: to seal the roof and protect it from water damage and; to insulate it from the outside.
Club secretary John Adam commented: “We are especially excited to receive this funding from the Climate Challenge Fund and the SUEZ Communities Trust.
“We’ve been aware of the tremendous loss of heat through the roof and walls, and the difficulties that this caused. This major improvement to our property will in particular bring benefits to the many users of the sports hall and social areas.
"With the many new housing projects being built around Buckpool, we hope that the local residents will find the clubhouse with its many different activities a much more attractive place to visit and enjoy.”
The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF)is a Scottish Government grant programme to support community groups taking action on climate change.
Adam added: “This project, together with the improvements made in our lounge, will ensure that Buckpool Golf Club continues as an attractive and more welcoming club for all its members and visitors.”
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