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Tranche 3 Grant Awards

Headline: Town Council awards Major Capital Grants to Sports and Leisure Groups

At an all-day Special Meeting on Saturday 11 May 2024, Full Council made a total award of £223,841 to 15 organisations providing sports and leisure services in Bishop’s Stortford.

Applicants made an in-person pitch to Councillors sitting in the Council Chambers at the meeting which was chaired by the Mayor, Cllr Richard Townsend, for projects that involved capital expenditure.

Whilst not all of the 21 applicants were successful (either in part or in full), Council set out carefully its decisions and conditions of use based on a list of rigorous scoring criteria and against the background of its own funding rules.  For example, where some applicants were deemed to be ineligible for a grant because the application was for revenue funding, other sources of potential income were identified and the groups directed to apply for these, if appropriate.

Details of the awards made are set out below.

Organisation and Application

Award

Bishop's Stortford Band - 

Instrumental and Equipment Upgrade

 

£6,620

All Saints Primary School - 

Play and Exercise Equipment Installation

 

£10,000

Bishop's Stortford Vikings Basketball Club - 

Basketball Equipment

 

£3,038

Bishop's Stortford Musical Theatre - 

Improving Public Engagement and Experience of Local Theatre

 

£4,245

Bishop's Stortford Hockey Club - 

Purchase Indoor Hockey Equipment

 

£10,000

Bishop's Stortford Bowling Club - 

Purchase Artificial Outdoor Bowling Surface

£38,400

Bishop's Stortford Running Club - 

Replacement Lights

 

£3,000

Bishop's Stortford Squash and Racquet Club

Energy Reduction and Efficiency

 

£36,000

Bishop's Stortford Community Sports Club

Bicentenary Pavilion

 

£30,000

Bishop's Stortford Swimming Club - 

BSSC Equipment Upgrade 2024

 

£14,000

Bishop's Stortford Social Club - 

Sports Facilities

 

£4,970

Hockerill Sports and Social Club - 

Refit of Disabled toilets

 

£6,648

Stortford Gymnastics – 

Gymnastics Equipment

£6,520

Stortford Strollers Walking Basketball –Basketball equipment

£400

Bishop's Stortford High School - 

Auditorium/Drama Studio Audio Visual Equipment

 

£35,000

Bishop's Stortford High School - 

Strength and Conditioning Centre

 

£15,000