GRANTS NOW OVER £4.76m
The Autumn proved to be a busy season for the Trust, as Club Community Organisations (CCOs) took the opportunity to apply for funds to run programmes over the winter months.
Trustees awarded 18 grants in October, amounting to just over £307,000. Some were to new project and other additional funding to allow existing programmes to continue.
Two new clubs applied successfully for the first time: East Thurrock and Poole Town. East Thurrock’s project Sporting Steps will use the funds to employ a disability coach and they will work closely with the local Treetops Special School. Poole Town will launch a walking football programme, as will Dover Athletic.
Other awards included a schools’ programme with Boston United, funding for a girls’ programme at York City and to set up a ladies team at Dagenham & Redbridge. Further funding was given to support the general programmes at Bath City, Boreham Wood, Braintree Town, Gainsborough Trinity, Maidenhead United, Solihull Moors, Sutton United Wealdstone and Woking.
Macclesfield Town will be running a health education and engagement programme aimed at people over 50, while Brackley Town will continue their innovative activity programme for older people and those with dementia.