Apply for slice of £9k funding pot

PUBLISHED: 16:00 07 May 2017

Children with the new hop-skotch and playground art.

Children with the new hop-skotch and playground art.

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"Help us to help you." - That's the message from Weston-super-Mare Lions Club as it urges youth groups and sports groups to apply for a share of a £9,000 funding pot from Go Kids Go!

Go Kids Go! is back for 2016.Go Kids Go! is back for 2016.

The scheme was set up by the Lions club and the Mercury to encourage young people to get and stay active.

It has since given out thousands of pounds to dozens of organisations, including supporting scouts, guides, sports clubs, youth clubs, drama clubs and schools.

New playgrounds, sports equipment, and camping gear are just some of the things Go Kids Go! has funded.

For 2017 the scheme has £9,000 to give away thanks to backing from the Grand Pier, the Mead Group, Mayfair Estate Agents, the Howard Group, Lambtrad – which operates the Weston’s McDonald’s restaurants – Crossville Motor Services and the Nightingale Group.

Malcolm Timmis, from the Lions club, said: “It is a great feeling to know how many groups we have helped and how many youngsters have been able to carry on with sports clubs and other group activities because of Go Kids Go!

“This year we are once again encouraging as many groups as possible apply – you have got to be in it to win it.

“We need people’s help to help them.”

The project funds individuals, clubs and not-for-profit organisations which work with children and young people aged 18 and under.

People can apply for a grant of up to £2,000 and previous Go Kids Go! winners can re-apply. You can download an application form here or pick one up from the Mercury office. Applications must be submitted to briana.millett@archant.co.uk or Go Kids Go!, Weston Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston, BS23 1LW by July 19.

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