Stockbridge Recreation Ground Trust and Stockbridge Football Club have benefitted from a total of £15000 raised through The Southern Co-operative Community Support Card scheme.
The Community Support Card Scheme (CSC) is run in selected The Southern Co-operative’s stores. It enables local communities to raise funds by presenting a CSC card, which are issued free by the participating store, every time they purchase goods in-store. The more customers use the card, the more quickly funds are raised. Each year, local good causes wanting to apply for the funding can submit a bid, and recipient causes are chosen by a panel of local people working with The Southern Co-operative store team. This year, Stockbridge Recreation Ground Trust and Stockbridge Football Club were successful, with a total of £15,000 being raised over the past year.
David Webb, Chairman of Stockbridge Recreation Ground Trust and President of Stockbridge Football Club, said: “The recreation ground is used by many people and is a very important part of the village community. We’ll be using the money to improve our changing rooms, public and disabled toilets, and the £15,000 will go a long way towards the total £120,000 cost of the project”.
Applications from local good causes in the Stockbridge area for the 2012/13 CSC scheme are still open. There is more information and application forms in-store at The Southern Co-operative store in Stockbridge.