Sports clubs in Wrexham are invited to apply for funding from the “Be Active Wales” fund launched by Sport Wales.
The funding is to protect community sports whilst they prepare to restart activities safely once they’ve been given the go ahead following the coronavirus pandemic.
Clubs can apply for grants of between £300 and £50,000 under the “Be Active Wales” fund.
The funding has been made available by the National Lottery and Welsh Government to help get communities across Wales active now and in the future.
Apply for the “Be Active Wales” Funding
Lead Member for Youth Services and Anti Poverty, Cllr John Pritchard, said: “This is welcome news for community sports clubs who continue to suffer financially from the effects of the coronavirus. Grassroots sports are vital to our community well-being and provide a valuable and excellent service for our young people. I would encourage as many as possible to apply for the “Be Active Wales to make sure they are protected and prepared when they are given the go ahead to re-start their activities.”
Sport Wales Chief Executive Sarah Powell said: “Grassroots sport has been hit incredibly hard. Thankfully, emergency funding has already saved a huge number of clubs, and we’re pleased to be able to launch this new fund which will provide even more support at a time when it is so badly needed.
“Our clubs and groups are crucial in keeping the people of Wales active. If they don’t stay afloat or they can’t reopen safely, we can expect another crisis – that of inactivity and ill-health. We must not let that happen. Clearly, clubs will need to adapt many of their activities so that they fully adhere to health guidelines and social distancing requirements. The Be Active Wales Fund will help make that possible.”