Peterhead’s Buchanhaven Hearts football club is celebrating the news that it has received a £20,000 funding boost from SITA Trust for their project “Social Club Roof Renovation Works”.
The cash injection will allow the club to fix a badly leaking roof surface at the social club for the benefit of the whole local community.
Buchanhaven Hearts’ Graeme Mackie, who is leading the project, said: “The current Buchanhaven Hearts JFC social club has been the heart of the local community of the Buchanhaven area in Peterhead since the 1980s.
“It has continually supported local charities and fundraising events, local youth groups, members of the public and the social club members and guests who all use the excellent social club facilities for every occasion they require.”
The club is a non-profit organisation and relies on revenue from the public bar lounge as well as donations and support from local companies.
In the current financial climate, the club has not been able to pay for much-needed roof repairs.
Mr Mackie continued: “The SITA Trust fund award was amazing to get as without these funds we feared the club roof would not see out another harsh winter and may have resulted in the club having to be closed.
“Thankfully now that the roof is undergoing this major repair work the club is receiving a new lease of life and long term stability.
“For this I personally cannot thank SITA Trust enough .”
Marek Gordon CEO and Chairman of SITA Trust added “We are delighted to have been able to support this project through the Landfill Communities Fund.
“This important source of funding has been available since 1997 and has provided such worthy projects with more than £1.2 billion.”