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Grants on offer to help sporting talent in Charnwood

A number of grants are on offer to support talented sportspeople in Charnwood.

Individuals, clubs and organisations can benefit from sports funding grants from Charnwood Borough Council.

People are being urged to apply for the next round of grants before the deadline on January 17, 2017.

Councillor Jonathan Morgan, the Council’s Lead Member for Communities and Customer Service said: “This is a fantastic scheme which supports our borough’s sporting talent.

“The grants also provide funding for local projects and activities, which help encourage residents to live an active and healthy lifestyle.”

The Council offers a range of grants to support sports clubs, coaches or officials and sporting individuals in the borough. They are:

  • Sports development grant – available for clubs and individuals. Grants awarded to a maximum of £250.
  • Coach and official education grant - grants awarded to a maximum rate of fifty percent up to £250. Applications will be      considered for a minimum course cost of £20.
  • Sports facilities grant – grants awarded to a maximum of £1,500.
  • Talent support grant - grants awarded to a maximum rate of 50 per cent up to £250.

The Charnwood Sport and Active Recreation Alliance, which is made up of volunteers and professionals, consider all applications before they are taken to the Council’s grants panel.

The deadline for the next round of Loughborough Community Grants is also January 17, 2017. The grant provides up to £2,000 for community groups in the borough to cover the running costs for up to one year or one-off equipment costs.

For more information about the grants available and to apply, visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/funding_and_support

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