Community Chest Funding Helps Vale Sports Clubs


Published 27 June 2014


7 organisations in the Vale of Glamorgan have secured funding from the Community Chest scheme to help improve sporting activities across the county.


A total of £5640 was awarded to the 7 organisations who applied for funding to assist with areas such as undertaking coaching courses and purchasing equipment.


With Murray Mania at its peak Barry Athletic Tennis Club are using the money to encourage more adults to participate in their Cardio Tennis programme, and residents in Wick have joined together to form a Village Cricket Club using their share of the funds.


Caerau Vale Trampoline Club, Barry Town Saint FC and Red Dragon Junior Netball Club have also been awarded funding to send some of their coaches on training courses to cater for the increased demand they have from children wanting to join their clubs.


The Community Chest panel are also keen to support disability sport opportunities, and have awarded the Intersensory Club funding to purchase additional trikes for their cycling project that is taking place at Jenner Park stadium, and have also supported Wick RFC to provide facilities for disabled athletes to undertake throwing activities.


The Community Chest funding stream is provided by Sport Wales and managed locally by the Vale of Glamorgan Council Sports & Play Development Team. The aim is to increase the number of people participating in sport and physical activity and improve standards at a community level.


If you would like to discuss a potential Community Chest application please contact Karen Davies, Sports & Play Development Team on 01446 704793.


The next panel meeting takes place on 31 July, and the deadline for applications for the next meeting is 17 July.