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Grindleton Recreation Ground Charity

The Grindleton Recreation Ground Charity (Charity Commission number 223174) was set up in 1972 to provide a Recreation Ground and activities for the inhabitants of Grindleton and the surrounding area. They raise funds annually to maintain and equip the area. The committee consists of 15 people, many are representatives of local village groups such as the Church, schools, sports clubs and the Brownies, plus some elected members.

Grindleton Recreation Ground
Grindleton Recreation Ground

The playground is being continually upgraded and we provide a children’s play area and also a multi-use games area for 5-a-side football, tennis, basketball, and netball. The football pitch is also owned by the charity although the football team undertakes most of the maintenance.

In 2012 the Charity led the Pavilion Project, which raised around £450,000 to build Grindleton Pavilion which comprises a large hall, smaller meeting room and kitchen, as well as changing rooms. We are very grateful to all those who provided grants, made donations and raised funds.

The Recreation Ground Charity leads on various fund raising and village activities including Sports Day, Bonfire Night and the biannual Galloping Gourmet.

The Charity Commission page on the charityOpens in a new window provides an overview, lists the trustees and presents the accounts.

Child Protection Policy

The Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults licy for the Grindletion Recreation Ground Charity is available here.

Grindleton Horticultural Show

Grindleton Horticultural Show - 2013
Grindleton Horticultural Show

Grindleton's Horticultural Show is now one of the well established events in our village. The aim of the show is to encourage friendly competition, an interest in gardening and creativity, and to raise funds for the Grindleton Recreation Ground Charity.

The 2018 Horticultural Show will take place on Sunday 26 August 2018. The Schedule and Entry Form can be downloaded here.


Grindleton 100 Club

The 100 Club is a fundraising project run by the Grindleton Recreation Ground Charity. It is a subscription club limited to 100 members, where paid-up members are included in draws for cash prizes. There is an annual draw and a series of monthly draws.

The prizewinners for 2016 are shown here.

Please contact Norman Kelly on 01200 441320 or email him on if you would like to join.