Community Chest funds for sports clubs

14 Anglesey sports clubs and organisations have been given a Lottery funding boost.

£19,000 of Community Chest funding was awarded in January to help clubs and organisations promote grass root activities and diversify to create new opportunities. The scheme is funded by Sport Wales.

Among those given grants were junior football teams at Llanfairpwll and Llannerchymedd, rowing clubs in Beaumaris and Moelfre, the Anglesey Disability Outdoor Group and the Gwynedd Sub Aqua club.

Competitive clubs have also benefited from the scheme, including Bryngwran Bulls FC, who play in the Anglesey League, and Holyhead RFC, who field teams in both WRU Division Three North and the ‘Game On’ Women’s League.

Councillor Carwyn Jones, Anglesey Council’s member for economic development, said: ”This scheme is aimed to encourage people to become more physically active and I’m glad to have seen so many sports clubs and organisation take the opportunity and apply for funding.”

”Amongst the applications were many coach education applications to improve the quality of activities and maintain standards within the clubs, many specific equipment requests and also facility hire in order to deliver the sessions, all of which will hopefully encourage more people to become more physically active and contribute to Anglesey becoming a healthier and more inclusive island.”

Community Chest grants in January were also given out to:

  • Edsential (The Conway Centre, Llanfairpwll)
  • Llan Iach
  • Ynys Mon Athletics and Sports Club
  • Llangoed Community Council
  • The Community Centre, Llanfairynghornwy
  • Clwb Awyr Agored Mon

Applications were already being taken for the next round of grants, which will be awarded in April. Clubs and organisations can bid for up to £1,500 of funding to support sporting projects on the island.

Owain Jones, Môn Actif Performance Manager, said: ”2018/19 has been a great year for sport clubs and organisations on Anglesey, with January’s round of funding brining the grand total of funds allocated to over £45,000, highlighting the islands ambition to encourage more of its residents to become fitter and healthier.”

”The grant will be open again in the near future and I hope see even more of the island’s local sports clubs and organisations applying for funding of up to £1,500 to support sport and physical activity projects on Anglesey.”

For more information on how to apply, email the sports development unit at Anglesey Council via [email protected] – the closing date is Friday 29th March.

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