Funding boost for Flushing and Mylor Pilot Gig Club
10:30am Thursday 1st November 2012 in News
Flushing and Mylor Pilot Gig Club (FMPGC) has received a £20,000 funding boost to help build and purchase a new wooden gig for the club.
The money comes from SITA Cornwall Trust, which provides funding through the “Landfill Communities Fund.”
This fund is available for community and environmental groups to carry out a range of improvement projects and the club will use their allocation to increase their complement of gigs from three to four.
Simon Thompson, chair of the club, said this money will help the club to grow and meet the local community demand for all ages to get involved in gig rowing. It will particularly aid the club to grow its youth membership, he added, naturally ensuring the future of Cornish Gig rowing. He said: “The club is absolutely delighted that SITA Cornwall Trust has been able to support the club in its ambition to bring gig rowing to the broader local community.”
FMPGC will be raising any shortfall in funding through their own fundraising activities.