£30k football fund open for applications in West Berkshire

Beth Millican of Mortimer Ladies v Badshot Lea Ladies Photo: Andrew Batt.
Beth Millican of Mortimer Ladies v Badshot Lea Ladies Photo: Andrew Batt.

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A new fund totalling £30,000 has been set up to help girls, women and gender-inclusive groups get healthy and active.

Inspired by the Lionesses Euro 2022 success, the Greenham Trust has announced the Football for Fitness fund to allow groups to apply for grants up to £1,500 to go toward new initiatives, that will help and support girls and women in playing football.

A press release shared across West Berkshire says: “Local schools, sports clubs, community groups, Scouts, Guides, Brownies are invited to apply for up to £1,500 in grants for new initiatives, with funds available to buy equipment or sports kit, pitch hire, coaching costs or qualifications and to cover volunteer costs to organise football sessions.

“The fund is specifically to use football as a catalyst to support the improvement in physical and mental health and wellbeing with the well-documented accompanying positive social benefits the game has. Every successful grant applicant will also receive a Greenham Trust branded football.”

Chelsea Women's star Fran Kirby celebrates against Reading FC Women.
Chelsea Women’s star and Euro 2022 winning Lioness Fran Kirby. Photo: Neil Graham / ngsportsphotography.com

The fund is available to groups across West Berkshire and areas of North Hampshire including East Woodhay, Burghclere, Highclere & St Mary Bourne, Kingsclere, Tadley Central, Tadley South, Baughurst & Tadley North, Pamber & Silchester.

The Fund is now open to applications via The Good Exchange funding and fundraising website and for full eligibility criteria and details of how to apply please visit greenhamtrust.com

Applications are open until March 31, 2023.

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