Grants available for sports events

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Derbyshire’s Community Sports Trust has grants available of up to £250 for local community organisations, clubs and parish councils across Derbyshire to help them run events with a sporting theme this summer.

The grants are part of a nationwide Community Games project, funded through the government’s Social Action Fund. The grants are now available.

Groups can apply for up to £250 if the event didn’t receive funding in 2012, or £150 if funding was granted last year, and the group would like to be supported again.

This is available on a first come, first served basis for events that will take place by the end of August. There are approximately 40 grants available in total.

Hayley Lever, CST chief officer, said: “This is a great opportunity for us to support local volunteers who were inspired by London 2012, organised events last year, and would like to make them an annual feature of community life. Summer carnivals, galas, fun runs and sports events are all eligible.

“Volunteers work really hard year in, year out, in villages and neighbourhoods across Derbyshire, often on a shoestring. The grant can help them to pay for equipment, medals, marketing and other resources that they need to put that extra little ‘pizzazz’ into their event. This funding will help Derbyshire to keep the Olympic and Paralympic flame burning in 2013.”

In addition to the funding, village and community games organisers can download event support material - scorecards, certificate templates, risk assessment templates and event toolkit – on the Community Games and Village Games websites.

For more information, and an application form, visit www.communitysportstrust.co.uk/news-events/2013-events-fund