Sports clubs in Kent and Medway can now apply for grants and funding to help post-lockdown work

Clubs using sport to help young people recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic can now apply for grants to help support their work.

Money is now available to sports groups and organisations in Kent and Medway which are helping children and teenagers overcome the impact of a year of lockdowns.

Funding is available for Kent sports clubs to help them manage the effects of the pandemic on young people
Funding is available for Kent sports clubs to help them manage the effects of the pandemic on young people

The coronavirus pandemic has affected young people's physical and mental health, and there is work now taking place across the county to overcome any problems the pandemic has caused.

A year of closures has also had a significant impact on the county's clubs and sports groups both operationally and financially and so this money can also help them resume or adapt their activities with youngsters.

Kent Community Foundation and Made by Sport is offering clubs access to the vital funding from the Clubs in Crisis fund. Groups can apply for a one-off grant, of up to £2021 - from this week.

Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive of KCF, said: "We would love to hear from clubs and community organisations using sport to improve young people’s lives through one or more of the following means: developing life skills, building strong communities, improving mental health, developing employability skills or reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.”

Applications opened this week and the deadline to apply is June 1
Applications opened this week and the deadline to apply is June 1

Made By Sport is a charity which raises awareness of the power of sport and funding for organisations that use sport to support young people across the UK.

The ‘Clubs In Crisis’ fund is part of a wider campaign that believes sport is the best vehicle for creating societal change for young people across a myriad of challenges that they face in the modern world.

Sports clubs have until June if they wish to apply for a grant.

To find out more visit www.kentcf.org.uk/funding#made-by-sport

Read more family-related news from across Kent at www.mykentfamily.co.uk

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