Funding available to boost sport and wellness in York

THE COUNSELORS in York are inviting applications for grants to make sports clubs more accessible, offer more sports options and further improve safety and wellness standards.

The York City Council Small Grants Fund will see funding of up to £500 distributed to clubs, while Hub Club Grants will award a maximum of £1,000 to five successful applicants per year.

Both funds are open for applications by May 31, with payments to selected applicants due in June.

Councilor Darryl Smalley, Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Communities at York City Council, said: “These grants will be able to help clubs improve their community engagement and support the health and well-being of their members. There are so many brilliant sports and leisure groups across the city that I’m sure could make great use of this funding.”

To support the wellness of club members, all successful applicants must complete mental health awareness training. They will be awarded a small prize for undertaking this nationally recognized scheme.

Stuart Morton of the Wigginton Petanque Club said his grant enabled the club to buy quality new and second-hand balls and to promote the club on social media.

Applications for the grants can be made at: www.york.gov.uk/SportsFunding

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