Six organisations have received a cash boost from KCC’s Capital Grant for Sport, which aims to encourage the development of sport in the county by offering grants to improve facilities and widen participation.
After the close of applications for the May 2022 round, Active Kent and Medway, the body which administers the fund on behalf of KCC, confirmed that the following clubs and projects have been awarded funding:
- Tonbridge Angels Football Club (Tonbridge & Malling) – £5,000 towards equipment and work at its stadium
- The Cheriton Road Sports Ground Trust (Folkestone & Hythe) – £5,000 towards the costs associated with the creation of a pavilion at the new athletics track
- Offham Cricket Club (Tonbridge & Malling) – £2,000 towards hard-standing practice nets
- Lenham Bowling Club (Maidstone) – £4,000 towards the rebuilding of ditches
- Kemsing Cricket Club (Sevenoaks) – £5,000 towards non-turf practice nets
- Whitstable Town FC (Canterbury) – £5,000 towards the cost of floodlights
Mike Hill, KCC’s Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services said: “I am delighted that the Capital Grant for Sport continues to support local organisations to improve their facilities.
“These clubs and organisations connect our communities and it is important that we continue to support them to help grow participation in sporting activities across the county.”
Liz Davidson, the Active Partnership Director, said: “We are thrilled to be supporting these organisations through the KCC Capital Grant for Sport.
“These clubs and organisations represent the backbone of our sporting landscape here in Kent, connecting communities and engaging residence in sports and other activities. We encourage similar organisations to get in touch about the funding if they are looking to update and improve their facilities.”
The Capital Grant Scheme 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 equipment
- 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
- Governing bodies of sport
- Parish councils.
Applications are accepted throughout the year but close at midnight on the final day of the following months – February, May, August and October, when the applications are assessed against the criteria. The maximum amount of funding awarded is £10,000, though this is reserved only for projects of countywide strategic significance.
Active Kent & Medway
The Active Kent & Medway Partnership is one of 43 Active Partnerships in England. Its 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 its staff team. The partnership also works with and is 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
For all enquiries, please contact Liz Davidson at firstname.lastname@example.org