We are Swinton Community Sports Ground Trust, acting trustees of the charity 'Swinton Recreation Ground'.
In 2015, after a decade of watching the ground slowly deteriorate and have funding pulled in government budgets, we decided that enough was enough and with the backing of our local councillors, we approached Rotherham Borough Council and proposed that we should take over the trusteeship of the Sports ground on Park Road, Swinton, South Yorkshire, S64 8JH. This was agreed in July 2017
We are a non-profit organisation, who rely on donations, advertising monies from local businesses and ground hire fees to service our utility bills, maintenance costs and scheduled improvements.
The pandemic COVID-19, and the subsequent lock down which has meant a stop on all ground rental income to the trust which, with our continued outgoings and operational costs means the trust is in a somewhat precarious financial position.
We are a small group of volunteers, but we need to make up the shortfall to keep the grounds open and ensure the essential maintenance work is carried out through the closed season.
The ground has been used for numerous charity events in the past.