There are loads of sporting groups in Wrexham, offering training on sports such as football, rugby, boxing, athletics, tennis and many more.

Are you a member of one of these many community sporting groups? Maybe you’re involved in running one?

If so, don’t miss out on the chance to get some extra funding, which could help you with everything from equipment to training.

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Sports Wales is a Wales-wide project which encourages people to get involved in local sports, and is offering up to £1500 per community group via its Community Chest scheme.

The programme has already seen more than £18,000 given to groups since April, 2017.

And if your group specifically promotes sports for women and girls, disabled participants and social inclusion, you could be due even more money.

The current round of funding is open until Wednesday, August 23, with the Sports Wales panel meeting to discuss applications on Wednesday, September 6.

Sports can “bring people together”

Cllr Paul Rogers, Lead Member for Youth and Anti-Poverty, said: “There are a lot of good sports and athletics groups out there which do excellent work in their community.

“They’re not just helping people to get fit and stay fit – they’re also helping to bring people together, give them a chance to make new friends and socialise.

“I’d encourage any sports groups who think they could benefit from grant support to get in touch and take advantage of this opportunity.”

For more information, contact Louise Brady, Sports Development Assistant Manager at Wrexham Council, on 01978 297359 or by e-mail at louise.brady@wrexham.gov.uk.

Further information is also available on our website.

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