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A history of the project is given below, including details of the generous support from a variety of individuals and organisations.

Grindleton Pavilion project - history

The Grindleton Pavilion replaced an existing building on Grindleton Recreation Ground that comprised two changing rooms and was no longer fit to use. Grindleton Football Club was the main user.

Grindleton Changing Rooms
Former delapidated facilities

The aim was to provide improved facilities for the users of the football pitch and the existing multi-use games area and tennis court. The Main Hall would provide an additional resource, not currently available in Grindleton, and in doing so would enhance the quality of life of this rural community. Although the new facility would be used by Grindleton residents, it was the intention to maximise the use of the building and facilities by opening them up to a wider audience, including neighbouring villages and communities in the Ribble Valley

The project was a joint venture between Grindleton Recreation Ground Charity and Grindleton Football Club. The professional advisers were Jeff Marshall (Architectural Designer and Surveyor) and Joanne Conlon (Quantity Surveyor). The Pavilion was built by John Moore and Sons (Builders) Ltd and completed in November 2012.


Fund-raising officially began on 18th August 2010. The project has cost about £480,000. The money raised included matched funding from the Bowland Charitable Trust. The Trust offered to match funds raised locally by a factor of 2:1, up to a maximum of £100,000.

The local people of Grindleton and potential users of the facilities raised over £80,000 from fund-raising events, pledgings and donations. Sincere thanks also to all those individuals who gave so much of their time to the project and to the village organisations who contributed with fundraising and in other ways - Grindleton Football Club, Grindleton WI, St Ambrose Church and Grindleton C.E. Primary school.

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European Union emblem

This project was part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas. The project was delivered through the Northwest Development Agency, with Defra as the managing authority.

The public bodies and charitable trusts that sponsored the project are shown below.

E.ON UK generously donated £2,000 from their Community Fund.