Funding available to kick start get active campaign
The Sport and Physical Activity Grant Scheme was reopened in April, with £20,000 available to fund local community projects that are centred around sporting, recreational and health activities.
Groups can apply for up to £1,000 for projects that will help make communities in Swale more active.
Councillor Ken Pugh, cabinet member for housing and wellbeing, said:
“Getting people more active and healthy are key priorities for us here at the council.
“The success of team GB in the Olympics should help encourage people to try to get more active, and possibly try a sport they hadn’t thought of trying before.
“Our grants scheme can help support clubs and groups with equipment, training, qualifications or activities that will help capture this enthusiasm.
“Hopefully this will help people become more active and healthy, and you never know - it might even help a future Olympian take their first step to success!”
Applications could be for anything from organised competitions to helping people with more sedentary lifestyles take advantage of the wonderful countryside Swale has to offer.
Any sports groups or clubs associated with any type of sport or physical activity are encouraged to come forward to apply for funding.
Previous grants have helped increase participation in summer activity programmes and supported training for coaches at local clubs.
Anyone wanting to discuss their ideas for a project that might qualify for funding should contact Russell Fairman at RussellFairman@swale.gov.uk or 01795 417426
To find out more about the sports and physical activity grant scheme, or to apply for funding, visit www.swale.gov.uk/sport-and-physical-activity-grant