On Air Now Dave Sweetmore 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Now Playing THE CAESARS JERK IT OUT

100-year-old activities centre in Oldham receives major cash boost

Castleshaw Centre receives £165,000 funding to enable "fantastic" outdoor activities to continue.

People of all ages have enjoyed outdoor activities at the centre for more than 100 years.

Offering abseiling, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, raft building and much more, the Castleshaw Centre in Saddleworth has been popular among generations of Oldhamers. Now, thanks to its success after a competitive funding process, the Youth Investment Fund has given the centre £165,000, which it intends to put towards some much-needed roof repairs.

Councillor Shaid Mushtaq, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: "I'm thrilled that we've been successful in getting this funding for improvements to the roof at Castleshaw.

"The centre provides opportunities for people to enjoy activities they may otherwise have never had the chance to experience, so it's important we do all we can to ensure these opportunities continue for generations of Oldhamers to come."

The centre is one of 140 youth projects in England to benefit from a Youth Investment Fund grant, announced by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the charity Social Investment Business, which is delivering the grant programme in partnership with Key Fund, National Youth Agency and Resonance.

More from Oldham Reporter

Weather

  • Mon

    10°C

  • Tue

    10°C

  • Wed

    9°C

  • Thu

    10°C

  • Fri

    10°C