A community coaching scheme ran by Boston United Football Club has been awarded more than £182,000 in funding, thanks to a grant from Sport England.
The grant, which is part of a £650,000 Community Sport Activation Fund in the East Midlands, was awarded to the football club to help expand its award winning Active Pilgrims programme, which aims to offer affordable and accessible sporting opportunities in a wide range of sports in the Borough of Boston. community coaching scheme ran by Boston United Football Club has been awarded more than £182,000 in funding, thanks to a grant from Sport England.
UITC community manager, Nick Reeson, said: “This funding provides a massive boost to our Active Pilgrims programme, which has proved so beneficial to date. This money will allow the local community to try a whole range of sports across the borough of Boston during the next three years. We are excited about the benefits that local people will undoubtedly enjoy through this project.
“This funding will also allow United in the Community and Boston United to expand our work with disabled people in the local community by providing multi-sport sessions.”
Other projects to be awarded the funding include Bolsover District Council for a project which aims to open up sporting opportunities for young people with special educational needs and South Derbyshire District Council for its ‘Igniting the Legacy Project’ that aims to harness local enthusiasm for sport generated by last summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.
This is the first of five rounds of the Community Sport Activation Fund, which will invest a total of £40 million. Bids are now being accepted to the second round of funding, which closes on 1 July 2013. Community groups, charities and councils are among those that can bid for funding for up to three years, with grants of between £50,000 and £250,000 available for a wide range of projects.
For help and advice on how to apply for the activation fund, contact Clare Gilman-Abel at the Active Lincolnshires Partnership on 01522 585580.
Full details of the fund can be found at: www.sportengland.org/funding/csaf.aspx