Sports groups and clubs in Wrexham do a lot of good work, as recently shown by our Sports Awards.

While often powered by the hard work of volunteers, those clubs aren’t free to run, and often rely on funds from members and supporters to keep going.

Luckily, funding is out there to help these groups keep going, and ease up some of the pressure they might face when looking for backing.

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Applications for the 2018 Community Chest funding is now open, with the first round of funding closing on April 18.

Community Chest is a Sports Wales Initiative, open to any community group or sports club with a bank or building society.

The fund can help sports clubs with a bit of extra money to help them with buying equipment or covering costs, giving them the chance to focus on training or community engagement.

Groups can apply for up to £1,500 per year.

Cllr Andrew Atkinson, Lead Member for Youth Services and Anti-Poverty, with responsibility for Leisure, said: “The recent Sports Awards showed there’s a really strong community sporting element in Wrexham.

“The Community Chest is there to help those clubs get the extra resources they need.”

For more information, contact Louise Brady at Wrexham Council at louise.brady@wrexham.gov.uk; telephone 01978 297359 or apply via our website.

Information on how to apply is available on the Sports Wales Website.

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