Liverpool announces funding for grassroots sports

The Mayoral Active Sports Fund, worth £10,000, has been created to help encourage Liverpool residents, of all ages, to get fit and active.

Established to allow community and volunteer groups, civic organisations, clubs and other not-for-profit voluntary ventures to apply for bursaries of up to £500, the funding will be used to help start new initiatives and activities linked to recognised sports, target those doing less than 150 minutes moderate activity per week and look into working with local schools to spread the ‘get active’ message.

Accessible sport is a fundamental part of the Liverpool Active City Strategy 2014-21 programme, which is being delivered by Liverpool City Council and NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group.

Tim Moore, Mayoral lead for Organised Sport, said: “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.

“We created a similar fund in 2017 in line with our Commonwealth Games bid, and although we are disappointed we didn’t get the Games, we are determined that the legacy of the bid would live on, and the Mayoral Active Sports Fund is a fantastic illustration of that. This year’s programme is open to many more sports and I would like to encourage as many clubs and organisations as possible to bid for this funding.”

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