Leeds cricket club wins £26,000 for new pavilion

A local cricket club is to receive a £26,600 grant to help build a new pavilion.

Shadwell Cricket Club re-located to a new ground, and applied for funds from the Youth Capital Fund to contribute towards the cost of a pavilion for its members.

The scheme sees funding decisions taken by panels of young people in Leeds, known as LSash. Membership of LSash panels is drawn from Leeds Youth Council and other young people recruited onto a panel.

Coun Ann Castle (Conservative, Harewood) said: "It's fantastic that young people are so closely involved in deciding which projects get funding. Often young people themselves are the best judge of which schemes will really make a difference to their lives."

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