Ten Vale clubs secure more than £12,000 from Community Chest funding
A total of 10 Vale organisations have been successful in securing £12,761 of Community Chest funding to develop new and further expand existing sports opportunities.
Rhoose Lifeguards, Islanders Girls Cluster Centre (Rugby), Holton Road AFC, Penarth Women FC, Barry Town United Ladies FC, Vale Cricket Club and YMCA Barry all benefitted from funding to send coaches and volunteers on training courses.
The Vale Girls Basketball club was also awarded funding for coach education along with funding to support the creation of a new U12’s sessions.
Wenvoe Castle Golf Club received funding to increase opportunities for females as well as juniors, whilst Barry Island Boxing have been supported to increase opportunities for juniors.
The Community Chest scheme is funded by Sport Wales and managed locally by the Vale Council’s Healthy Living Team.
Applications are considered by a panel of community volunteers, a representative from Sport Wales and a Vale Council representative.
The funding can be used for areas such as coach and volunteer education, purchase of equipment, marketing and initial facility hire for new activities.
Most organisations will be eligible to apply as long as they can demonstrate they are developing regular new activity and can meet the scheme criteria.
If you are part of an organisation, and are interested in developing opportunities, then the Community Chest funding could help.
The next Community Chest panel meeting will take place on Thursday 31 January with a deadline date of Thursday 17 January 2019 for applications to be submitted.
To discuss a potential project, call Karen Davies, Principal Healthy Living Officer on 01446 704793 or e-mail KJDavies@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk.