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Go Kids Go! applications rolling in

PUBLISHED: 10:00 10 June 2016

This year's Go Kids Go! will hand out £12,000 to good causes.

This year's Go Kids Go! will hand out £12,000 to good causes.

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With less than eight weeks to go until the winners of this year’s Go Kids Go! scheme are revealed, early applications for grants have been sent in from 10 community groups from across Weston-super-Mare and its surrounding villages.

Last year's Go Kids Go! presentation. Last year's Go Kids Go! presentation.

Go Kids Go! was set up in 2012 by the Mercury and the Weston Lions Club to lend a helping hand to groups which encourage Weston’s young people to get out and about and become more active.

Now, the Mercury and the Lions are urging more people to get behind the scheme and ensure a record number of good causes benefit from a share of this year’s prize pot, which is worth £12,000.

Some of the groups which have already applied to this year’s scheme include the Weston Sea Cadets and Weston Rugby Club.

The Sea Cadets helps young people to achieve high personal standards and values, based on customs developed in the Royal Navy.

It is hoping to use money from Go Kids Go! to pay for a sailing dinghy, first aid equipment and recruitment equipment.

The rugby club teaches children aged from four to 15 about the sport and will use its grant to pay for new equipment and kit, if it is successful.

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 for a grant as part of Go Kids Go! 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.

The deadline for applications is 9am on July 20.

To read about the businesses sponsoring this year’s Go Kids Go!, click this link.

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