Another step taken to save tennis courts
Rutherglen Lawn Tennis Club have taken another step towards returning the courts at Burnside to their past glories.
Sportscotland have confirmed a £50,000 grant award for the #ReturnToSplendour project.
That means the club has now raised £171,000 of the £230,000 needed.
The club has raised £ 11,000 of its own target of £20,000, which leaves a £50,000 funding gap.
Despite being rejected by the SITA landfill Trust, they have identified three other landfill trusts they will apply to.
Oaks Consultancy are also preparing an application on the club’s behalf for a £50,000 award from the Trusthouse Charitable Trust.
In a newsletter to members, president Gareth Ellor made a rallying call to local business to get involved to help the club reach their own £20,000 target through fundraising activities.
He said: “Whilst we continue to work hard to bridge the remaining funding gap, we’re calling out to all local businesses to encourage them to play their part in helping get this project over the line.
“We’re looking for them to follow the awesome lead of proud Burnside businesses: The Burnside Pharmacy, ACE Place Nursery, Framed Indulgence and Open Road Scotland and become a project #ReturnToSplendour Supporter.
“Any donations they make are on an entirely no risk basis. If we’re not ultimately successful, we will refund all donations in full.”