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Funding boost for grassroots sport in Liverpool

A new fund worth £10,000 has been created to help encourage Liverpool residents get fit and active.

The Mayoral Active Sports Fund has been set up to allow community and volunteer groups to apply for bursaries of up to £500 which will benefit the health and wellbeing of those who live in the city.

The funding must be used to:

  • Help start new initiatives and activities linked to recognised sports.
  • Target people doing less than 150 minutes moderate activity per week, with a particular focus on those doing less than 30 minutes moderate activity per week.
  • Engage volunteers who are new to volunteering in sport.
  • Look into working with local schools or other groups to spread the ‘get active’ message.

Anyone interested in applying for the funding needs to describe their project in no more than 150 words, explaining how it will engage with residents and how it will improve people’s experience of taking part in sport and activity.

Councillor Tim Moore, mayoral lead for organised sport, says: “One of our priorities is to do as much as we can to ensure communities across this city can engage, and get involved, with sport.

“We know that many groups already do incredible work in their neighbourhoods, and we want to support them in being able to stage more activities and hopefully engage with new audience of all ages.”

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 18 June.

About Author: Lawrence Saunders

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