Vale organisations could be eligible for share of Community Chest


12 May 2017


Sport and physical activity organisations across the Vale of Glamorgan could be eligible for a share of funding totalling £86, 251.


Jenner Park girls football eventThe Community Chest scheme, which is funded by Sport Wales and managed locally by the Council’s Sport and Play Development team, can help local organisations who are planning to create new or improve upon current activities, improve existing facilities or send members on training courses.


The funding can also be used to purchase new equipment, for initial facility hire and additional coaching costs.


Recently, five Vale organisations were awarded a share of £6, 945 to develop new sport and play activities and train coaches, with coach education being a priority of the Community Chest panel. 


The panel, who decide who receives a share of the funding, and who reward those aiming to increase sport and play participation levels across the Vale, awarded funding to Glamorgan Artistic Roller Skating Club, Barry Athletic Football Club, Mariners Girls Rugby Cluster Centre, 1st Penmark with Porthkerry Scout Group and Barry Town United Ladies Football Club for sport-specific training in addition to first aid and safeguarding training.


The funding is not available exclusively for those looking to develop sporting activities, however: non-sport organisations that have previously been successful in receiving Community Chest funding include local scout groups, community associations, housing associations, disability organisations, youth clubs, residential homes and older peoples groups. 


Most organisations will be eligible to apply as long as they can demonstrate they are developing regular new activity and can meet the criteria.


The next Community Chest panel meeting is taking place on 22 June 2017 with a deadline date of 08 June for completed applications to be submitted. If you would like to discuss a potential project, please call Karen Davies, Sports & Play Development Manager, on 01446 704793.