12:43 9 February 2022
12:44 9 February 2022
This year, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrates Her Majesty becoming the first British monarch to celebrate 70 years on the throne.
Events and activities – both local and national – are already being planned and I wanted to highlight some grants available.
Sport England will award prizes, with funding from the National Lottery, between £300 and £10,000.
This will be for projects that bring a community together and provide opportunities for people who may be less physically active, prioritizing disadvantaged communities.
Find out more about Sport England website.
Meanwhile, Arts Council England has grants ranging from £750 to £10,000 available to voluntary and community organizations for creative events.
Find out more about Arts Council England website.
I know many constituents will want to get involved in something this year to celebrate Jubilee, and alongside these local events it will be great to help secure grants for local sports and community groups.
Communities can achieve almost anything when they come together and pursue a single goal.
I am always amazed and delighted by the successes of groups and organizations working together with their communities.
One that deserves praise is Leverington Sport and Social Club and Leverington Sports Youth FC.
They have worked hard for years to bring new investment into the club’s facilities and have been rewarded with a grant of £473,788 from the Government’s Football Foundation, the Premier League and the FA.
I joined Steve Fisher, Matt Warren and Wayne Garner from Leverington Sports and Social Club, and Katie Critchley from Cambridgeshire FA, for the announcement that means the long lit 9v9 3G pitch will become a reality.
They have done an incredible job of fundraising and have been rewarded with additional funding which will provide an incredible asset that many can benefit from.
The new training center could be in place by the summer and will take the pressure off the grass pitches.
It will also enable new football opportunities for people with disabilities, female players and health and wellness sessions.
The Football Foundation and Cambridgeshire FA, in line with the Local Football Facilities Plan, have the potential to inject up to £10m into football facilities in Fenland and East Cambridgeshire over the next 10 years.