SwansAid is back
18th February 2017
Applications for SwansAid's spring round of funding are now open, giving clubs and organisations the chance to win grants of up to £10,000 as well as sports kits.
With applications now open, organisations, charities and clubs that support and encourage children, young people or those with disabilities to get involved in sport, are urged to apply if they need funding to help their project.
This round is made up of the following three categories:
• One large grants of up to £10,000
• Five small grants of up to £2,000
• Ten sets of kit to sports organisations
From trampolining and surfing, to cricket and cycling, SwansAid funds have been awarded to an array of sports and a variety of different projects and yours could be next.
"This is a great opportunity for local charities and organisations that support the young and the disabled in sport, to obtain much needed funds to enhance their offerings and help even more people," said head of the Community Trust, Linden Jones.
"In the past we've granted money to a broad range of organisations from football clubs to PTAs, and from gymnastic and circus clubs to disability leagues, so no matter what sport it is your project delivers, we urge you to check your eligibility and apply."
Since its introduction in September 2013, the club's grant-giving pot has distributed over £100,000 to various organisations, and applications are now open until April 1, 2017 - the day the Swans host Middlesbrough at the Liberty.
The last round of funding witnessed four different winners each receiving a grant of £2,000 including Mumbles Lifeguard Club, who used theirs to purchase new equipment, as well as allowing their young members to earn their lifeguarding qualifications.
Port Talbot Town Cricket Club used theirs for new cricket nets while Tumble Family Centre installed artificial grass for their members to play sports on.
Additionally, Carmarthen Domestic Abuse Services used theirs grant to fund a new project that helps their participants to increase the amount of physical activity they do.
So if your group operates within Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire, and you work with children, young people or disabled people, then you may be eligible to apply.
If your organisation is in need of funding, check your eligibility and apply for funding HERE and kits HERE. Please take the time to read the guidance notes on each page before applying.
Please not that if you have previously been awarded SwansAid funds, please wait three years before applying again.