Posted: Thu 24th Mar 2016

£85,000 To Help Local Clubs

This article is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 24th, 2016

Are you a member of a sports club, or an organization that promotes physical activity, if so can your club use £1500? ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Community chest could help you! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Community Chest is a Sport Wales initiative and managed locally. The new financial year begins this April. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Neath Port Talbot council’s Physical activity & sport service (PASS) development Officer Derek Jones said this funding has allowed new clubs to be formed and existing voluntary organizations the opportunity to expand and improve. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The purpose of this Sports Wales initiative is to make a difference to local sport and physical activity opportunities that are additional to what is already in place and would not be possible without a grant, to increase participation, improve standards of performance and encourage more people to become physically active more often. Some of the main areas of criteria are: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Recruitment of volunteers
Coach education (qualification and up skilling of coaches)
First aid costs
New club/team start up costs
Non personal items of equipment
Publicity
Community club/school links ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Priority areas: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

BME populations
disability (inclusion)
women and girls,
children, young people and families experiencing poverty
areas of deprivation ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Who can apply? ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Any group that holds an account (be it a Bank, Building Society or Credit Union account), in their organization’s name. You’ll probably be one of the following: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Sports Club or Association
Youth Club
Community Group ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Leader of the Council Mr Ali Thomas said “The Community Chest grant scheme is vital to voluntary organizations as it provides much needed funding to assist with getting the whole population more physically active with the overall intention of improving health & wellbeing across the County Borough. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Panel meetings and closing dates are as follows:
Meeting Closing Date for Applications
Tuesday 19th April 2016 Tuesday 5th April 2016
Tuesday 7th June 2016 Tuesday 24th May 2016
Tuesday 19th July 2016 Tuesday 5th July 2016
Tuesday 6th September 2016 Tuesday 23rd August 2016
Tuesday 1st November 2016 Tuesday 18th October 2016
Tuesday 24th January 2017 Tuesday 10th January 2017 ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If anyone is already involved or interested in becoming involved in a voluntary sporting organization or club and requires any information or assistance on how to fill in the form they can contact Derek Jones on 01639 861101/ 07767620869 or d.i.jones@npt.gov.uk ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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