A multi-sport facility project in Cupar, driven by local club Howe of Fife, has been granted with a sum of £350,000 from sportscotland, giving the scheme a huge boost towards their target of £1.4 million.
The development will be based at Howe of Fife’s home, Duffus Park, and will see the building of new changing facilities, as well as fitness areas and meeting rooms.
Howe of Fife president Bill Roberstson, said: “Firstly, I would like to thank sportscotland for this award. It makes approaching other funders a lot easier in the knowledge we have received backing from both the local authorities and the premier sports funding organisation in Scotland.
“The rugby club has upwards of 300 youngsters every week and we desperately need modern changing rooms and backup facilities, as our current premises cannot cope with the numbers of young people who want to participate in sport in the area.”
The sportscotland award, in addition to the Fife Council Community Investment Fund grant of £450,000 and a number of individual investments, has taken the current amount raised to just short of £1million.
Howe of Fife members have themselves accumulated £30,000 through a number of successful fundraising events, including a charity sports persons dinner at the world-renowned Old Course Hotel in St Andrews.
The facility will become a hub everyone in the community, with other sports clubs invited to take advantage of, and benefit from, the new development.