Broxburn United Sports Club

Broxburn United Sports Club has been providing community football coaching for over 30 years. In 2010 a new facility was opened witha synthetic pitch and a clubhouse,open seven days a week for sports activities aimed at children aged 5-18.

Our grant of £6,500 through the Small Grants Programme will help to improve the basic café facilities in the clubhouse so they can offer healthy meals and provide a place for people to meet.

In addition to our Small Grant, the Sports Club benefited from funding from our Matched Giving Programme. Lloyds Banking Group employees claimed £5,795 from the Foundation as a result of their fundraising efforts in 2012 which included a quiz night and bake sales, taking their fundraising total to over £11,000.

Matched Giving funding is unrestricted, allowing charities to use it where it is needed most. Broxburn United Sports Club used their Matched Giving to fund the refurbishment of the old changing room in the Sports Club into a boxing ring and training area for Broxburn Amateur Boxing Club, boosting the facilities available to the community.

Recognised as the main provider for youth activity in the area, the community impact of Broxburn United Sports Club is significant, with local police reporting a fall in antisocial behaviour.