The Everybody Foundation has relaunched with a new process for giving out grants to the community!
The Cost of Living Crisis is at the forefront of everyone’s mind right now, and helping to relieve the local community of some of the pressures of this is our top priority.
We have been hearing reports that local sport clubs are seeing a drop-off in numbers of young people attending sessions recently. When times are tough, parents and carers may be forced to pull their children out of extra-curricular sport due to the costs it can bring – understandably so.
This is where the Everybody Foundation comes in! We would like to give the opportunity to clubs in the Cheshire East area to apply for a small grant to be used either as their own hardship fund, or on behalf of a young person who is at risk of dropping out.
These small grants will be used to help pay for club subscriptions, cover travel costs, essential kit, subs and equipment needed to continue participating.
The Everybody Foundation has three aims for the benefit of the public within the communities in which Everybody Health and Leisure operates. They are:
Promotion of a healthy & active lifestyle
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
Assisting individuals to achieve their potential
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.
Improvement to facilities used to fulfil an active lifestyle
Funding can be used to pay for facility developments and the purchase of non-sporting equipment that helps the communities in which Everybody Health and Leisure operates to be more active.
Stories from members of the Everybody Foundation
Grace Litherland-Clews is a 14 year old badminton player from Alsager who plays weekly as a part of Alsager Badminton Club and competes regularly. Grace has recently been awarded £150 by the Everybody Foundation to purchase new badminton racquets for her upcoming training and competitions. Grace explained that racquets are really expensive and when you play as much as Grace does, they break relatively regularly. Thanks to the grant funded to Grace by the Everybody Foundation, Grace was able to buy herself two brand new Racquets costing around £80 each!
Yuliia and Stefaniia both arrived in Wilmslow from Ukraine in 2023. Stefaniia played tennis for several years growing up in Ukraine but wasn’t able to play over the past year and a half. Since arriving in England, Stefaniia has begun training again at Bramhall Lane Lawn Tennis Club and as such needed a new racket. The Everybody Foundation bought Stefaniia a brand new ‘Extreme MP Tennis Racket 2022’ as she needed a heavier racket now that she is older.
Yuliia Ukrainets, mum of Stefaniia, shared:
“Thank you very much to the Everybody Foundation, the tennis racket is great. Stefaniia is very glad and she now enjoys playing tennis.”
Wilmslow Lightning Netball Club
Wilmslow Lightning Netball Club received a grant of £250 from the Everybody Foundation to enable them to create a hardship fund for players whose families are struggling financially
Helena Banfield, Wilmslow Lightning Netball Club Chair shared:
“Wilmslow Lightning Netball Club are delighted to receive a grant from the Everybody Foundation. The money received will allow us to continue our hardship fund, supporting netballers and their families in paying for monthly subs and match fees, ensuring that our club remains open and inclusive for our community”.
If you have any questions whilst completing an application or about the Everybody Foundation in general please contact Everybody Foundation on [email protected]