Local organisations awarded capital grants for sport

Six local clubs and organisations have been awarded funding in the latest round of the Kent County Council (KCC) Capital Grant Scheme for Sport.

The scheme, administered by Active Kent & Medway on behalf of KCC, helps to improve facilities and widen participation in sport in the county.

The following organisations have been successful in receiving a grant:

  • Aylesford FC – £8,000 towards the cost of their community 3G facility.
  • Headcorn Cricket & Tennis Club – £2,000 towards ground improvements.
  • Larkfield & New Hythe FC – £5,000 towards a clubhouse extension.
  • Margate Cricket Club – £600 towards a new sightscreen.
  • Swanley Town Council – £5,000 towards a new changing facility.
  • West Faversham Community Centre – £2,000 towards the cost of new belays for their climbing wall.

Mike Hill, Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services at Kent County Council said “KCC is delighted to support these community organisations. The funding we have provided helps lever in other funds to make these projects become reality.”

John Michel, Chairman at Larkfield & New Hythe FC, added “Many thanks to Kent County Council for awarding us one of their Capital Sports Grants. This was much needed by the club and helps to fund the clubhouse extension.”

Kevin Richardson, Captain of Cricket and Lead Coach for Junior Cricket at Headcorn Cricket & Tennis Club, said “Junior Cricket has not been played at Headcorn CC in the last decade and our vision is to bring this back to the community with a longer-term view to getting people of all ages, more active and into cricket.

“The support Kent County Council has provided will enable us to increase and improve our playing facilities to support our current and future demand and help create a more attractive environment to encourage players and spectators to enjoy a club which has been at the centre of the community over the last 150 years.”

The next deadline for the grant is 31 October, and then 28 February 2023. For more information and for application details please follow the link below:

Active Kent & Medway – Kent County Council Capital Grant Scheme For Sport (sportsuite.co.uk)

Alternatively, please get in touch with Voluntary Sector Development Officer Stuart Butler at stuart.butler@kent.gov.uk

Editor’s notes:

The Capital Grant Scheme for Sport is intended for the following purposes:

  • Provision of facilities for the community of Kent, including specialist facilities, training centres and centres of excellence and performance
  • Purchase of new community ‘fixed’ equipment. Not personal equipment or ‘road’ vehicles.
  • Improvements to existing buildings and sites or conversion of redundant buildings
  • Levering funding from other organisations into key schemes in Kent, and demonstrating partnership
  • Providing specialist facilities or equipment for disabled people
  • Increasing participation in sporting activities.

Who can apply? Voluntary sports clubs, schools, governing bodies of sport and parish councils.

Applications are accepted throughout the year and are reviewed at the end of February, May, August and October. All applications made prior to midnight on the final day of the above months will be assessed, with any subsequent applications moving to the next scheduled review period. The maximum amount of funding awarded is £10,000, though this is reserved only for projects of countywide strategic significance. Applications are only accepted online.

Active Kent & Medway

Active Kent & Medway is one of 43 Active Partnerships in England. Our principal funders are Sport England and Kent County Council, whose strategies set the direction of our work and activity. Kent County Council also hosts the partnership in its offices, providing support services, and is the employer of our staff team. We also work with and are supported financially by Medway Council and the 12 district and borough councils across the county. Our Vision: More people, more active, more often. Our Mission: Improving lives through sport and physical activity.

Website: www.activekent.org

Email: activekent@kent.gov.uk


Local organisations awarded capital grants for sport was last modified: October 24th, 2022 by Jo Godden