Sponsorship Kicks Off Community Football Boost
12 September 2017 by Peter Chiodo
CSG has joined a team of co-sponsors to support a scheme boosting community football facilities in the Salisbury area.
The company has made a £40,000 contribution towards the cost of a new 12-acre base for Alderbury Football Club, which will include six new pitches, a clubhouse, changing rooms and car park.
The club, formed in 1903, currently runs 14 teams catering for up to 300 children and 40 adults. It is one of the largest football clubs in Wiltshire and aims to get back to running 20 teams in the next five years.
It has outgrown its old site and been seeking a suitable alternative for the past 12 years. Now work has started on a new £1 million multi-pitch facility, with funding boosted by contributions from a number of organisations including CSG, Wiltshire FA, the Premier League, Sport England and architects Barclay Phillips.
CSG’s contribution has been made through the Landfill Communities Fund – a scheme in which landfill site operators redistribute landfill tax to environmental and community projects in the area of the sites for which they are responsible.
CSG operates its Pound Bottom landfill facility at Redlynch some eight miles from Salisbury.Working through the Fund, CSG has supported scores of good causes and environmental projects benefiting many local communities.
These projects range from funding repairs to scout huts to providing new facilities at local museums; from refurbishing village halls to church restoration; from providing improved access for the disabled to sponsoring much needed facilities at visitor attractions.
To date, over £1.36 million has been donated to fund projects in the ‘catchment area’ of CSG’s Pound Bottom site.