Britain's Energy Coast have awarded £45,000 to Maryport firm 'Support in Sport' (SiS), who specialise in making astro turf pitches.
The grant is part of a five million pounds investment into Cumbria's manufacturing industry.
SiS Manufacturing Ltd, who are based at Glasson Industrial Estate, recently manufactured and installing an artificial pitch for Premiership rugby club Saracens at their new ground in London.
The club are to the first professional rugby union club to play on a fully artificial pitch.
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