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Go Kids Go! cash for outdoor gear?

PUBLISHED: 10:00 23 June 2016

Mendip Green After School Club.

Mendip Green After School Club.


A Worle primary school is hoping to give its after-school club a much-needed boost if its bid for Go Kids Go! funding is successful.

Mendip Green School is hoping to use the money to buy outdoor play equipment, such as tennis rackets and balls, hula hoops and footballs, for pupils who attend its after-school club.

The school’s pupil and family support advisor, Lorraine Young, said the school applied for funding as most of its current equipment had been donated and was no longer fit for purpose.

She told the Mercury: “We have been going now for nearly two years and a lot of our things are tired, so we asked the children what they would like to get from after-school club. Nearly all of them have said they love to be outdoors playing, so we would like to provide some outdoor sports equipment and play equipment which they can take ownership of.

“Go Kids Go! is definitely a worthwhile scheme and we are very grateful to be able to enter.”

Go Kids Go! offers cash grants to charities and community groups which encourage Weston’s children to be more active.

It was launched by the Mercury and the Weston Lions Club in 2012.

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 or hand it in at our office.

The deadline for applications is 9am on July 20.

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