Grants available for Nottinghamshire sports clubs

Nottinghamshire County Council is challenging local sports clubs and organisations to come forward with new projects that encourage people to get involved in sport.

The reward, from the Community Sports Fund, is a maximum of £1,500 to Clubmark accredited clubs and £1000 for other not for profit organisations such as voluntary or community organisations.

The money can be used to help with costs such as coaching fees, facility hire, equipment costs and publicity costs but it must be spent within 12 months.

To be eligible for the fund, applicants must be a club or organisation based in Nottinghamshire and affiliated to their national governing body. New organisations will need to demonstrate their intent to affiliate.

Nottinghamshire County Council Deputy Cabinet Member for Culture and Community, Coun Keith Girling, said: “We’re passionate about supporting grassroots sport at all levels and clubs need funds - that ‘s why the Community Sports Fund is such a fantastic scheme as it gets money straight to where it can have the most impact.

“The best ideas for projects, that encourage new people in sport through a structured programme of activities, will benefit.”

To apply for a Community Sports Fund visit www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/sport-support

The closing date for applications is 2nd October 2011.