Wiltshire Publications

Club sails away with £10,000

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THE West Wilts Youth Sailing Association, based in Westbury, has received a £10,000 funding boost from The Hills Group Limited.  

After a move was necessitated at the end of the year to make way for housing development, the club has been busy setting up a new site at the station side of the lake.

Linden Homes provided the new site and a grant from Sport England helped make a start on the new clubhouse.  Volunteers have worked hard to create temporary facilities for the start of the sailing season, and many of the members have undertaken their own fundraising efforts to help the project.  

However it was the shortage of showers and toilets that required the club to seek additional funding assistance through the Landfill Communities Fund.  Thanks to this funding boost, all who use the lake will have somewhere warm and dry to clean up and get changed after time on (or in!) the water. “This funding will enable us to complete the project over the coming months and we are really grateful to The Hills Group Limited for enabling us to continue to use the lake even when the warm weather comes to an end,” says the treasurer of WWYSA.  “We are so grateful for all the support we have received throughout this project.”

The money has been made available through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) which is administered for Hills by Community First, the Rural Community Council for Wiltshire.