Get grants for groups

Derbyshire’s Community Sports Trust has grants available of up to £250 for Dales community organisations, clubs and parish/town councils, to help them run events with a sporting theme this summer.

The grants are part of a nationwide Community Games project, funded through the government’s Social Action Fund.

The grants are available now, on a first come first served basis.

“This is a great opportunity for us to support local volunteers who have been inspired by London 2012, and have sporty plans for their summer carnivals, galas, fun runs and events”, said Hayley Lever, CST chief officer.

“Volunteers are working really hard year in, year out, in villages and neighbourhoods across Derbyshire, often on a shoestring.

The grant can help them to pay for equipment, medals, marketing and other resources that they need to put that extra little ‘pizzazz’ into their event. This funding will help to bring the spirit of the 2012 Games to community playing fields this summer.”

In addition to the funding, local volunteers can download event support material – scorecards, certificate templates, risk assessment templates and event toolkits, on the Community Games and Village Games websites.

For more information, and an application form, visit Derbyshire 2012 Event Fund.

The Community Sports Trust is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company. Our vision is of communities where people of all ages and interests take part and compete in sport and recreation opportunities.

Communities will have strong sustainable sports infrastructure with high quality volunteers, coaches and leaders.

The Community Sports Trust manages community-based sports development projects. Its flagship initiative is the Derbyshire Village Games.  

Inspired by the 2012 Olympics, this innovative three-year project’s aim is simple, to get people of all ages and abilities in villages across the county to get active.