Sport England award grant to Hoof Club CIC

In 2017 Our Hoof Club CIC (Community Interest Company),  secured £68,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund.Hoof Club CIC

The money was used to convert a dilapidated milking parlor into classroom facilities which we use to increase participation in equine sport.

In 2017 Hoof Club CIC director, John McDonald, said: “Our Hoof Club has been widely embraced by the local community and we’ve attracted over 100 members in the last two-years. However, limited facilities have restricted any further growth”.  

The large untapped demand for equine training  has been evidenced via local Councillors, special needs school advisers and the local community. The initiative also gained support from our local MP partly due to the planned increase in employment that this facility has generated.