Methlick MUGA (multi use games area)

The Methlick Community Council subcommittee working on Methlick Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) are delighted to advise that they have secured a staggering £119,495 towards this project and we would like to take this opportunity to thank the following for their donations and funding:-

Public fundraising/donations from Methlick Gala Days, Ythanview Pub Quizzes, Methlick Cycle Challenge & Fiona Clark Yoga Classes – £3,509

Wind Turbine Donations –

  • Jack Lind £1,000
  • Grant Mackie £5,000
  • David Smith £9,250
  • Ernie Lee £9,250

Aberdeenshire Council Awards –

  • Developer Obligations £22,006
  • Commercial Developments Grants £3,480
  • Formartine Area Budget £10,000
  • Aberdeenshire Educational Trust £24,000

Sports Scotland Award – £25,000

The Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation – £7,000

James Hall (project lead) said, “Amazing effort by everyone involved and thank you to all funders and donations made! It is truly fantastic that Methlick can now build an all-weather sport facility, which will broaden the recreational activities available to our community.”

Methlick Community Council (MCC) have instructed DOE sport to carry out the works, with the project due to commence by the end of August 2021 with an 8 week build project.  At a recent MCC meeting there was a unanimous vote in favour to proceed with the project, with MCC offering a £15,000 towards any shortfall in ongoing funding. The project team wish to include floodlighting, an online booking system with electronic access and floodlight management. To help reduce this shortfall the team, throughout the build, will continue to source additional funding, as well as crowd funding.

Stuart Kennedy (MCC Chairperson) said, “The MUGA will be very much for the community and run by the community. Anyone looking to start a club to utilise this excellent facility or volunteer to assist in ongoing maintenance should contact us. If you have an interest in sport and or in helping the community, our email is: Methlick.community@gmail.com. The facility will also be available for use by Methlick Primary School, to help support them deliver their health and wellbeing curriculum. The MUGA will certainly be a wonderful addition to our village.”

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