Paying for a Track

Funding a fully-fledged athletics facility is a large undertaking for a community-based athletics club despite the enthusiasm of the club members and stakeholders. The Friends of Sedgefield Harriers and the club itself have raised significant funds themselves while the turn-key funder is found.

We have now been advised by Durham County Council that a significant sum of money – £345000 – will be made available to support the development of the track, providing that an appropriate application and business plan are received. Accordingly, the current focus of fundraising is the development of a business plan to ensure access to this funding, and which will then form the basis for further funding applications and activities to raise the remaining funds.