Low Moor Holy Trinity Cricket Club

Low Moor, Bradford

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Low Moor Holy Trinity Cricket Club is a registered Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC no 00606). It is situated in the south of the City of Bradford, West Yorkshire and promotes opportunities through cricket, for boys and girls of all ages. The Club is seeing significant growth in the number of young children wanting to play cricket, testament to the Club’s hard work in the local community. The Club’s mission is to have junior cricket teams at every age group within 5 season and the current trend looks likely to see that plan come to fruition.

The Club’s main aim is to promote cricket through the schools networks and provide opportunities for all.

The Club is seeking support from the Grassroots Giving programme to put £500 towards the cost of new uPVC double glazed windows which will improve (reduce) energy consumption and provide a warmer, more hospitable 'Community Hub' function room.

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The Club provides opportunities for people of all ages to engage in cricket. Low Moor Holy Trinity Cricket Club was established in 1896 and is entirely run and managed by volunteers. The Club offers a place of sporting sanctuary to families in the area and provides a varied community programme which involves specialised fun days, community events, festivals and ground hire. Over 90% of the Club’s membership is from within the local community/catchment area. Members are actively encouraged to work with the local area on volunteer projects and events that brings together a cohesive community. This intelligence allows the Club to shape the Club’s future direction and draws on surveys and feedback from the local area, to plan and develop for the future.

The Club is set up primarily for cricket. The Management Committee oversees the running of the Club and the rolling 5 Year Development Plan highlights increasing participation for wider client groups as a key objective. The Club’s ambition is held back by a lack of good quality facilities and there is a defined need to upgrade the pavilion to bring it in line with the ambition of the Committee.

After a number of difficult years, the Club is on the up. Junior cricket is thriving and the ground-swell of young boys and girls at the Club has been recognised by the sport’s National Governing Body as an exemplary way to promote youth sports engagement. From a starting point of no junior teams or players, the Club now runs a highly successful All-Stars Cricket programme for 5-8 year olds and has an Under 9s and Under 11s team playing structured league cricket as well as 2 senior cricket teams. The future vision and strategy highlights growth of one new team per season for the next 5 seasons, as the cornerstone of the Club’s future.

The clubs personnel also volunteer their time to support schools and youth clubs in the area with pitch provision, free coaching and assembly talks on teh benefits of local activities.

How would this funding have an impact on your community?

HEADLINE: New uPVC windows will allow the Club to create a ‘Community Hub’ function room, where other local groups can use the facilities to promote cross-activity collaboration and see more local residents involved in community partnerships and activities.

The aim is to use this funding to install new double glazed windows in the function room which will mean that the Club can use the space to generate community engagement sessions, from mother and toddler groups, first aid courses, church coffee mornings etc.

The Club’s ethos of ‘free access for all’ is at the heart of our community offer and improving opportunities locally will allow more children to join a team sport that promotes a number of key social indicators including confidence, teamwork and team-building, respect and most importantly, fun and enjoyment.

Based upon our work within the local community and the feedback we have already received from the plans to create a Community Hub, it is our aim to use this funding to open the doors to wider community groups for affordable facilities hire. The full cost of the UPVC installation is £1500. The Club has already raised £1000, but requires additional support to make this happen.

""Low Moor Cricket Club is a pioneer of free to access sport in the area. It is the Club's ambition to improve the facilities for the community to benefit. Support from the Skipton Building Society, Grassroots Giving fund would allow us to do that instantly".

Martin Jenkins, Club Secretary"

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