£500 available to promote healthy and active lives in Cheshire East

By Everybody Sport December 5, 2017

For Immediate Release


Grant Applications Now Open  – Everybody Foundation

Everybody Sport and Recreation has set up the Everybody Foundation, a new charity which helps to fund individuals and groups who promote active and healthy lifestyles in Cheshire East.

The Foundation has opened its first round of grant applications where up to £500 is available to successful applicants.

Organisations can be funded to deliver projects that encourage people to be active and healthy. It could be a one-off community event, to kick-start an activity programme or something completely different.

Individuals can be supported to be active regardless of whether that is trying to win an Olympic gold medal, develop the skills to help others to be active or to access their session of choice more regularly.

Funding can be used to pay for facility developments and the purchase of non-sporting equipment that helps the communities in which Everybody Sport and Recreation operates to be more active.

Applications close on 26th January 2018 so get your nomination forms in to be in with a chance of receiving up to £500!

Staff and members at Everybody Sport and Recreation have been fundraising over the past 12 months to raise vital funds for the charity to be able to award funding grants.

The latest fundraising event is the Mince Pie Bake Off and Christmas Jumper Day which is being held at Everybody facilities across Cheshire East Week Commencing 15th December 2017. Visitors can purchase a selection of delicious Christmas treats, enter Christmas themed competitions to win prizes and sponsor Everybody staff and volunteers to wear their best (and worst) Christmas jumpers and fancy dress. All donations will go to the Everybody Foundation to help promote active and healthy lives in Cheshire East.

For more information and to apply for a grant from the Everybody Foundation visit www.everybody.org.uk/everybodyfoundation or email [email protected]

If you would like to donate mince pies or sponsor the Christmas Jumper Day contact your local Everybody leisure facility or email [email protected]

Notes to Editor

Picture caption: Everybody Sport and Recreation Trustees are supporting the Everybody Foundation Christmas Jumper Day and Mince Pie Bake Off. Pictured front row L-R: Christopher Greenhalgh (Executive Officer Everybody Foundation),  Phil Bland (Trustee Everybody Foundation), Peter Hartwell (Chairman Everybody Foundation), Helen Gowin (Trustee Everybody Leisure). Back row L-R: Andrew Kolker (Chairman Everybody Leisure), Harry Korkou (Trustee Everybody Leisure), Zoe Davidson (Trustee Everybody Leisure), Richard Middlebrook (Trustee Everybody Leisure), Colin Chaytors (Trustee Everybody Leisure).

Everybody Foundation

The Everybody Foundation is a charity (Registered Charity No. 1174873) that raises funds to support individuals and groups to promote a healthy and active lifestyle.

The projects that the foundation may decide to fund are endless providing the application meets the Everybody Foundation’s aims. Examples could include:

  • Organising a family fun day in a local park.
  • Helping a sports club to develop a new session for a hard to reach group.
  • Supporting a young athlete to access specialist training facilities.
  • Operating a subsidised walking football group.
  • Offering a free sports hall to a charity fundraising activity.
  • Assisting the purchase of a table tennis table for a community centre.

Who can apply and how much can be applied for?

Applications can be made by anyone on behalf of themselves, another individual or a group / organisation. Each individual / group can apply for up to a maximum of £500 per year.

For more information visit www.everybody.org.uk or email [email protected]

Everybody Sport & Recreation – Everybody is a charitable trust established to run public leisure services in the Cheshire East area. The trust aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by changing lives through healthy recreation. The charity operates 15 leisure facilities as well as leisure development and outreach programmes and the new Everybody Academy, providing local training and career opportunities. For more information please visit: www.everybody.org.uk or follow on Twitter @ebleisure

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