Grant to improve disabled access at Errwood Sailing Club

A grant of more than �49,000 will improve disabled access at Errwood Sailing Club.
A grant of more than �49,000 will improve disabled access at Errwood Sailing Club.

A grant will improve disabled access at a sailing club.

Funding body WREN has awarded £49,442 to Errwood Sailing Club which is based at the reservoir in the Goyt Valley.

The money fund will be used to refurbish the first floor install a new disabled lift access with new stair case, with new fire escape, modernisation of the main room and galley at the club.

Alex Novacki, Vice Commodore of Errwood sailing club, said: “This project will provide a real boost to the people of High peak. It’s fantastic that WREN has awarded us with this money and we are really looking forward to our facility improvements taking shape over the next eight to ten weeks.”

Errwood Sailing Club is also an Royal Yachting Association affiliated training centre. The Clubhouse has changing rooms, showers, toilets, galley and a ‘dry area’ from where spectators can view the sailing in comfort. There are also picnic benches in front of the club house. There are three slipways, a pontoon, a large dinghy park and car park.

WREN is not for profit business and awards grants for community projects from funds donated by FCC Environmental through the Landfill Communities Fund.
Richard Smith, WREN’s grant manager, says: “We’re delighted to be supporting the refurbishment of Errwood Sailing Club and pleased our funding will make such a difference to so many groups of people. WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that benefit local communities and we’re looking forward to this one having a positive impact very soon.”

It is hoped the new facility will be finished end of August.