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Press Release - Fantastic News for Ripon City AFC

By Gary Camplejohn

Press Release

21st February 2017


Funding approved for improved facilities at Ripon City AFC.

Footballers in Ripon are set to get improved facilities thanks to a £29,738.75 grant from funding body WREN.

The money, awarded by WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund, will be used to upgrade our kitchen, ladies toilets, changing room block and to install a new Solar energy system at Ripon City’s Mallorie Park ground.

Gary Camplejohn, the treasurer of Ripon City AFC believes the upgrades will make a huge difference to the lives of the footballing community in the area.

Gary says: “This project will provide a real boost to the football club and wider community in Ripon. It’s fantastic that WREN has awarded us this money and we’re really looking forward to implementing these upgrades over the next 9 months. The grant enables us to carry on with our hard work of upgrading the facilities and providing a good footballing venue for Ripon.

WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Penny Beaumont, WREN’s grant manager for Yorkshire, says: “We’re delighted to be supporting the 'Ripon City Football Club - Upgrade 2016 project' and pleased our funding will make such a difference to so many groups of people across Ripon. WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that benefit local communities and we’re looking forward to this one having a positive impact very soon.”

Gary Camplejohn hopes the upgrade works will be ready to use by November 2017.

Media information: For further press information please contact Gary Camplejohn, 07595588204,

Notes to editors:

Ripon City AFC is community amateur sports club and FA Charter Standard club providing facilities for both male and female footballers in Ripon and the wider community. The club has been established in Ripon for over 100 years and we continue to provide a good structure in support of local football.

WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, conservation and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund. Since 1998, WREN has granted over £200m to more than 7,000 projects which benefit people living within 10 miles of a FCC Environment landfill site. For more information please visit

FCC Environment is the leading UK waste and resource management company and is part of a global group with a strong heritage in providing services for communities and business. Its vision is to be the environmental company of choice, delivering change for a sustainable future. It employs 2,400 people and operates more than 200 facilities across England, Scotland and Wales. FCC Environment donates the LCF tax credits that are generated by its operations to WREN, in order to add value to the environmental and social infrastructure of the communities around landfill sites.

The Landfill Communities Fund - any waste that is discarded which cannot be reused, reprocessed or recycled may ultimately be disposed of in a landfill site. To encourage the re-use, recycle and recovery of more value from waste and use more environmentally friendly methods of waste disposal, Landfill Tax is charged on each tonne of waste sent to landfill. Landfill Operators (LOs) are able to redirect a small proportion of landfill tax liability (currently 6.8%) to support a wide range of community and environmental projects in the vicinity of their landfill sites through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF). The LCF is regulated by ENTRUST on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs, and the projects are delivered by enrolled Environmental bodies (EBs). Since its inception in 1996, over £1 billion has been spent on more than 32,000 projects across the UK. For further information, please visit or see HMRC’s general guide to Landfill Tax.

Updated 23:17 - 21 Feb 2017 by Gary Camplejohn


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