More than 40 groups have been given £250 each from Derbyshire’s Community Sports Trust as part of a nationwide Community Games project.
The money provided through the government’s Social Action Fund was snapped up within a few weeks of the fund being announced. The funding will help local community organisations, clubs and parish/town councils across the county run events with a sporting theme this summer.
Those successful include: Hayfield Junior Football Club; Hartington Community Group; Hayfield Primary School; Hope Sports Club and Whaley Bridge Cricket Club.
Already Chinley Community Association have used their funding towards a very successful village games held earlier this month.
“We’re delighted to be able to support so many local volunteers across the whole county 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 work really hard year in, year out to make sure local people have a chance to get active and have fun and they’re often on a shoestring budget.
“This money will help them to pay for equipment, medals, marketing and other resources that they need to put that extra little razzle dazzle into their event and bring the spirit of the 2012 Games to towns and villages across Derbyshire this summer.”
Each group will get five t-shirts for volunteers, bunting, certificates and a toolkit folder with advice for organisers. Support material like scorecards, certificate templates and risk assessment templates can be downloaded from the Community Games and Village Games websites.