SPORTS clubs and community groups are being called on to apply for funding to support new exercise and sporting initiatives in Solihull.
Up to £10,000 is on offer from the National Grid Active Communities Scheme which aims to boost physical activity in local communities.
Applications are open to groups looking to run physical activities, including both recognised sports and non-traditional forms of exercise.
Projects could include anything from sitting exercise classes to walking clubs or new community basketball clubs. The fund welcomes diversity and applications that meet community needs, particularly from organisations in economically disadvantaged areas or serving underrepresented groups.
The Active Communities scheme is the latest phase of the Community Matters Fund run by National Grid’s distribution business which has awarded almost £5 million to good causes since 2021.
The fund offers a maximum grant of £10,000 to registered companies and charities, or £2,000 for unregistered organisations, giving grassroots organisations an opportunity to make a lasting impact in their communities.
Graham Halladay, operations director at National Grid, said: “The Active Communities fund represents our commitment to promoting wellbeing and physical health for people of all ages across our regions.
“We want to create a legacy of delivering positive and sustainable change by bringing people together through physical activity to improve individual and community wellbeing – and having fun along the way.
“We welcome applications from groups of all sizes who are using sport or exercise to unlock physical and social benefits. With this fund, we want to help groups foster new community connections and promote social good through increased physical activity. From chair aerobics and walking football to establishing a new girls’ rugby team, we’re looking forward to receiving their ideas and applications.”
The closing date for applications is July 28.
For more and to apply visit www.nationalgrid.co.uk/community-matters-fund.