Uckfield sports clubs receive Olympic legacy grants from council

Uckfield organisations have received grants from Wealden Council to encourage them to build on the sporting legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games.

The council has awarded more than £20,000 to 26 voluntary and community groups providing sporting opportunities to suit all ages and interests from pre-school activities to lawn bowls.

Among the groups to benefit are AFC Uckfield Colts, Maresfield Lawn Bowls Club, Uckfield Air Cadets and Uckfield Rugby Club.

The Colts have been given £618 towards football kit and mini goals. The club is run by volunteers and benefits six to 18-year-olds.

The bowls club have received £950 towards a mower, top dressing fertiliser and seed and five video coaching sessions.

The air cadets are to spend £758 on organising events in the community to show what they do and to encourage people to join and take part in activities.

The rugby club is to spend their £900 grant on 25 rugby shirts for the girls’ team. The club has improved its facilities recently to encourage more girls to play.

Cllr Claire Dowling, Wealden's Cabinet lead for community and voluntary sector said: “These grants will involve a wide and diverse range of people. They will create opportunities for enjoying competition, keeping fit and healthy and meeting new friends.

“This is in keeping with the Olympic values of friendship and respect, bringing peple together, and promoting healthy activity and well-being.”

Wealden council is currently accepting applications for the 2013/14 Community Grants Programme, with funding between £500 and £10,000 available for projects that benefit the people of Wealden.

Application forms and more information on eligibility can be found on the Wealden District Council website – search for Community Grants.

Or contact Michelle Gray, Grant Funding and Voluntary Sector Support Officer, on (01323) 443520 or emailing communitygrants@wealden.gov.uk. The closing date for applications is 30 November.

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