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Charity dreams of Go Kids Go! funding

PUBLISHED: 11:00 26 May 2016

Children from XTND - Improving Futures.

Children from XTND - Improving Futures.

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A Weston-super-Mare charity is hoping to buy new soft play equipment if it is successful in receiving a grant from this year’s Go Kids Go! scheme.

XTND – Improving Futures works with children aged four to 11 from Bournville and Windwhistle primary schools and encourages physical activity through play. It has previously used a Go Kids Go! grant to buy play equipment.

Go Kids Go! was launched in 2012 by the Weston Lions Club and the Mercury and hands out cash to groups, such as XTND, which help Weston’s children be more active.

XTND’s business support worker Laura Elmont said: “Outdoor free play helps us promote physical activity to children at our after-school and holiday clubs and we would like to grow this activity for the (up to) 50 children a day who attend holiday clubs, as well as those attending after-school club.”

If you think your community group deserves a share of this year’s £12,000 pot, is based within the postcode areas BS22, BS23, BS24, BS25 or BS29, and is a registered club, charity or not-for-profit organisation, you can apply for a grant.

The winners will be announced in the Mercury on July 28 and grants will be presented on the final day of the Lions’ ale festival, which will take place on the Beach Lawns, Weston, from July 30-31.

To apply, download an application form by clicking this link or pick one up from the Mercury office.

When you have completed the form, send it to Go Kids Go!, The Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW, email it to newsdesk@westonmercury.co.uk or hand it in at our office by 9am on July 20.

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