SPORTS clubs could benefit from tens of thousands of pounds of new funding.
Kirklees Council’s Cabinet will decide tomorrow whether to invest £140,000 in rugby, cricket, tennis and boxing clubs.
Council officers have drawn up the funding plan as part of a three-year programme to help grassroots sports clubs.
Denby Dale Tennis Club is in line to receive £50,000 from Kirklees towards the £58,000 cost of converting its courts from shale to all-weather tarmac.
Newsome Panthers could receive £30,000 to help pay for the £37,000 refurbishment of the club’s changing rooms.
And the council has been asked to commit another £30,000 to Upper Hopton Cricket Club. This money will be given to the club to help it fund a £45,000 upgrade to the village team’s pavilion and changing rooms.
Lepton Highlanders Sports and Social Club is due to receive £18,000. The cash will be put towards an ambitious £38,000 club project to install dug-outs and resurface the Highlanders’ car park.
And Cleckheaton Boxing Club could receive £9,600 towards the £19,000 cost of installing a female changing room and a kitchen at the club.
The council’s Labour-controlled cabinet will decide on the proposals at its meeting at Huddersfield Town Hall at 4pm tomorrow.
The plans are part of a three-year Kirklees programme to invest £500,000 in grassroots sports.