BUSINESSES are being urged to sign up and support Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) as it looks to secure the final funding for a much-needed new community facility.
BACT has submitted plans to build an artificial pitch adjacent to Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium which will be for community use and which will benefit a wide range of clubs and organisations.
The £1 million project has already received a massive boost having secured nearly £850,000 of funding from The Premier League and the FA Facilities Fund.
BACT is now working with local partners and has secured donations from Trent and Dove, The Consolidated Charity of Burton and the East Staffordshire Local Neighbourhood Development Fund.
Now a major fund-raising drive has been launched to secure the final £100,000 and Burton firm Pirelli Tyres is the latest to sign up.
Pirelli Managing Director Dominic Sandivasci said: “We are delighted to lend our support to this wonderful local initiative. The plans for the community pitch look great and we hope that our contribution will further help in making this facility a reality.”
The company handed over a cheque for £2,000 to BACT at the Pirelli Stadium.
The facility will not only enable BACT to greatly expand its own programme but also see many other sports organisations in the town have access to a new purpose-built site.
BACT secured £843,510 of the funding from the Premier League and FA Facilities Fund which is delivered by the Football Foundation - the country's largest sports charity.
BACT chairman John Jackson said: “A strategic need for a facility of this kind was identified in East Staffordshire, which is one of the reasons we secured this important funding. The hard work and impact that BACT makes in the community was also important in making sure we received this support. Now I would urge all local businesses to help us get across the line and hit our target.”
Any business interested in supporting the project can go to Just Giving at https://www.justgiving.com/bact to donate.
Or, the following package has been created for businesses to support – which can be tailored to any firm’s particular needs.
For £2,000 businesses receive:
- Business logo on a ‘Partners’ Board’
- Invite to official opening of the venue and recognition within launch literature
- Discounted hire fees in line with local partner clubs
- Free annual partners’ tournament
- Logo on facility page on BACT website
In addition to the above there is an opportunity for a main Facility Partner, if anyone is interested in this option please contact firstname.lastname@example.org