Norton Sports Charity and the Co-op Foundation are delighted to announce that they will be working in partnership in developing the Charity as a sustainable community hub operated for the benefit of local people. The Co-op Foundation has made a £15,000 grant and as part of the Community Clubhouse Refurbishment project the Charity will also be taking an interest-free loan with an initial repayment holiday of one-year. Chairman of Norton Sports Charity Peter Frost said ''From the moment the Co-op Foundation was brought to my attention by Head Groundsman Dave Geldart, it was clear there was an excellent fit between the values of the two organisations. We have already benefited from the grant by using it to temporarily help manage our cashflow during the early stages of the pandemic and both the grant and the loan are key elements of our fantastic community clubhouse refurbishment project.'' Programmes and Partnerships Manager Ella Smyth from the Co-op Foundation added ''We are very pleased to be working with Norton Sports Charity and are hugely excited by the clubhouse refurbishment project and most particularly by the community space element within that. The Co-op Foundation is very much looking forward to working with the Charity over the coming months to help make a significant difference to the local community in Norton.''