Funding would give a head start to children’s club’s new venture
PUBLISHED: 13:00 14 June 2014
A CHILDREN’S football club is looking for support from Go Kids Go! to give it a head start on a new venture.
Heads of Kewstoke JFC – soon to be known as FC Locking – decided this year was their year to apply for the contest’s grant funding after starting the process of leasing their own fields with two pitches.
The club needs new goalposts and another full sized pitch to cater for all 150 members.
Katy Anelay, club secretary, said the team takes children from the age of four up to 18 and it would mean ‘a huge amount’ to them to get funding.
She said: “The children have a club for life and this money would give us a head start.
“I think activities and sports are very important.
“There is not enough sports in schools and children should be encouraged to do sport outside as well. It is a very important part of a healthy lifestyle.”
Go Kids Go! is a joint campaign run by the Mercury and Weston Lions Club. Now in its third year, it is giving away £12,000 to groups which promote healthy lifestyles and wellbeing in children.
You can apply for a grant if you run such a community group based within the postcode areas BS22, BS23, BS24 or BS25 and it is a registered club, charity or not-for-profit organisation.
The grants could be used for schemes or items such as new training equipment, clubhouse improvements, playgroup equipment or kits, shirts and bats. Presentations will be held at the Weston Lions’ real ale festival on the Beach Lawns from July 25-27 which is now in its seventh year.
For more information on the event visit www.westonlionsrealalefestival.org.uk
To apply for a grant as part of Go Kids Go! visit www.westonmercury.co.uk to download an application form 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 or hand it in at our office.
The deadline for applications is July 4 and the winners will be announced in the Mercury.