Trust funds eight new projects in Autumn 2021

The latest funding round has ended with seven charities receiving funding for their community engagement projects, including: 

AFC Fylde’s Community Foundation Divert Youth programme will use a grant of £20,000 to deliver peer mentoring support to local young people aged between 11 and 17 years alongside physical activities and informal educational workshops, with the aim of reducing local anti-social behaviour. For more information on the Trust or this project, visit their website here. 

Altrincham FC Community Sports were awarded £25,000 in funding for two projects – a Health & Fitness programme, which aims to address male obesity and sedentary lifestyles, and Girls & Women’s Football Development which aims to bridge the gap between youth and open age football and encourage girls to progress into senior football. For more information on the Trust or either of these projects, visit their website here.

Boston United Community Foundation secured £20,000 of funding for two projects – a new health and wellbeing project called Golden Goal designed to combat loneliness and inactivity for local people over the age of 55, and refunding for an established grassroots football project, targeting local primary and secondary schools and designed to raise participant activity levels while providing a pathway from school sport to community sport. For more information on the Foundation or these projects, visit their website here. 

Eastleigh FC Community Trust were successful in their application for £16,606 towards the management of a Pan-Disability football league in Hampshire, which will give disabled players the chance to play football regularly and benefit from doing so in a safe environment. For further information about the trust or this project, visit their website here.  

Kidderminster Harriers Community Scheme’s ‘Engage, Integrate and Inspire’ project will provide activities for children from low-income families and those with Special Educational Needs and will include school holiday courses and weekly football sessions, using our grant of £20,000. For more informationvisit their website here. 

Stockport County Community Trust received £25,000 for their new youth engagement and social wellbeing project. The project aims to engage with local young people to reduce anti-social behaviour, and the social wellbeing side of the project will support vulnerable adults and older people living with long-term health or mental health conditions, encouraging them to take part in therapeutic interventions such as art therapy and yoga. For more information on the Trust or these projects, visit their website here. 

York City FC Foundation was in receipt of £8,445 of Trust funding to support their Happy Healthy Holidays project, which seeks to address holiday hunger. Children aged between 5 and 13 and who qualify for free school meals will receive five hours of fun physical activity every day, including a full packed lunch, drinks and snacks. For more information on the Foundation or this project, visit their website here. 

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