Plans are in place for Cumnock Juniors to relay its synthetic pitch this summer.

Originally opened in 2016, the Club has over 500 weekly users who participate in a number of activities within the facility.

A grant submission has been sent to East Ayrshire Council's Grants Committee to help towards the cost of the new pitch.

According to the report, the recommended lifespan for a FIFA quality pitch is 8 years.

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The cost of replacing the synthetic pitch, to SFA standards, is £181,732.01 with a grant of £127,212.40 already secured from the SFA by the club earlier this year.

The club also propose to contribute £10,000 from their own funds towards the project.

Therefore the grant requested to East Ayrshire Council is for the remaining balance of £44,519.61, which would come from Hare Hill Windfarm community benefits.

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A recommendation within the report is to support the application, with a reason stating: "The applicant is a properly constituted community organisation.

"The project satisfies the 'community led sports and leisure' category within REF criteria.

"The grant is requested from the Harehill Windfarm monies. Townhead Community Sports Hub is recognised by Sportscotland as a national Community Sports Hub.

"It is a facility that incorporates multiple different sports and activities, including those for young people, people with additional support needs and those in recovery from alcohol and drugs.

"The club has made considerable improvements over recent times, including the upgrade of the public toilet areas, communal changing and showering room, with grant assistance from REF of £15,000 and are looking to replace the existing pavilion in the future.

"The replacement of the existing synthetic pitch would ensure the Club can continue to offer an SFA approved modern facility making the Club attractive to existing and new members."