The Everybody Foundation has recently awarded local athletes and organisations with funding grants of up to £500 to help support their efforts in sport and keeping our region active and healthy.
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.
Organisations and Individuals applied in January 2018 to receive up to £500 to help deliver projects that encourage people to be active and healthy and achieve personal goals in sport.
Eight were successful and have used the grants to deliver healthy eating programmes in schools, reach national and international sporting trials and purchase new sporting equiptment.
Peter Hartwell, Everybody Foundation Chairman commented, “It is very rewarding seeing how the first round of grant awards have been able to support so many young athletes and organisations who are committed to improving lives by getting people active and eating healthy. The trustees and I are looking forward to receiving the next round of applications.”
Cassius and Fynnlay Loupis 12 year old skiers from Church Lawton, were awarded £300 each to support with attendance to their first international competition in Switzerland and they took home 2 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals. The twins both compete regularly in Freestyle Skiing and are both at entry level for team GB.
Grace Litherland-Clews, a junior badminton player for Alsager School and Alsger Badminton Club was awarded £150 to help purchase new badminton equipment so she can progress to county level with regional trials in 2018.
Polly Holden, from Nantwich is a national level swimmer who was awarded £355 to pay for her travel and entry to the British Championships in Edinburgh in which we came third in 800m freestyle, her first senior medal!
Rueban Hanks, 11 year old Skier from Congleton was awarded £210 to pay for attendance at a Race Camp in Manchester.
Elworth Preschool Group a charity run pre-school for ages 3-5 years near Sandbach was awarded £154.62 to purchase healthy eating and physical activity equipment to allow the children to be taught about these key principles from a young age.
LS Gymnastic Club, a volunteer run gymnastics club based in Crewe, was awarded £400 to pay for a Level 2 Coaching Qualification for a volunteer which will allow the club to build capacity and cover if one of the two existing coaches is off.
Satellites of Macclesfield Swimming Club was awarded £200 to support eight swimmers to attend the National Swimming Championships.
Peter continued, “We would not be able to make these grant awards happen without the support of our staff at Everybody Sport and Recreation and our valued customers who have worked hard to fundraise and made donations to the Everybody Foundation. Thank you for all your efforts in 2017, we can’t wait to find out what exciting challenges and fundraising activities will happen this year!”
The Everybody Foundation is looking for volunteers to join a fundraising committee to help co-ordinate a range of fundraising events in and around Cheshire East. If you would like to help raise vital funds to help athletes and local organisations email [email protected]
The next round of grant applications close on 30th April 2018.
Notes to Editor
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.
Everybody Sport & Recreation – Everybody Sport and Recreation is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. As a Health and Wellbeing Charity, Everybody Sport and Recreation aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by changing lives through healthy recreation. The charity operates 15 leisure facilities across the Cheshire East region as well as a range of Health, 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.