29th October 2013
With a combined total of £50,000 available, local community projects and schools in need of funding are being urged to apply to SwansAid.
Those working with children, young people and those with disabilities in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion are all invited to apply for grants of either £2,000 or £10,000 to help cover a wide range of practical costs such as buying new equipment.
The Community Trust has been working successfully in Swansea for over 20 years through various initiatives, projects and courses. Now SwansAid is taking their services even further, as it looks to address the issues, needs and aspirations of communities within West Wales, which has given the Club immeasurable support over the years.
Community Trust manager, Linden Jones, stated: "SwansAid is a great opportunity for the Club to help charities and organisations from our local community. We have always been a club with community issues at heart, and now we are in a position to put back some much needed help right into the core of our fan base."
Sports teams that are struggling to make ends meet are also invited to apply for sets of free unique SwansAid branded kit, whatever their sport. A limited number will be donated throughout the season and will be awarded at random, while applications for grant funding will be decided by a sub-group of Community Trust trustees.
Applications for both kit and funding are available by contacting the Community Trust direct on 01792 616607 or via e-mail email@example.com
What is Swansea City AFC Community Trust?
The Community Trust is a registered charity, and the non-profit making organisation is backed by the Professional Footballers Association.
By promoting the positive side of football to youngsters, and encouraging them to support their local football club, the Trust is able to show them the benefits of teamwork and good citizenship. During school holidays the Trust operates football courses to help keep children healthy and encourage them to spend their time constructively.
Apart from their work with children, the Trust actively works with other groups in society such as disabled people, ethnic minorities and young offenders.