Go Kids Go! funds boosted to £12k

PUBLISHED: 10:00 18 July 2017 | UPDATED: 10:17 18 July 2017

Go Kids Go! now has £12,000 to give away.

Go Kids Go! now has £12,000 to give away.

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A scheme with gives grants to dozens of youth clubs, sports groups and other children’s organisations in Weston-super-Mare every year has had its funding pot boosted from £9,000 to £12,000.

Weston Lions President Grant Parris presenting £400 to Priory Pumas under-12s footbal team.Weston Lions President Grant Parris presenting £400 to Priory Pumas under-12s footbal team.

Go Kids Go! initially had £9,000 to give away this year but thanks to a last-minute rush of support from Weston Carnival, Weston College, and Weston Town Council, it now has £12,000 to dish out.

The scheme is in its sixth year and so far Go Kids Go! has given out more than £60,000 to a range of organisations in Weston and its surrounding villages.

It has helped to fund new school playgrounds, camping trips for scouts and guides, sports equipment for budding athletes, gardening clubs and much more.

Milton Park Primary School has applied for a Go Kids Go! grant this year.Milton Park Primary School has applied for a Go Kids Go! grant this year.

MORE: Don’t miss out on funding YOUR youth project – apply to Go Kids Go! now.

The deadline for applications this year is 9am tomorrow (Wednesday) and more than 30 groups have already applied.

This year’s Go Kids Go! sponsors are: Weston Lions Club, Weston Mercury, Grand Pier, Lambtrad which runs Weston’s McDonald’s restaurants, Hobbs and Webb, Howard Group, Mead Group, Nightingales, Crosville Motor Services and the Carnival Committee.

Don’t miss out on YOUR chance to get a Go Kids Go! grant, download an application form here.

MORE: Go Kids Go! – how one community project has given thousands of pounds to get kids active.

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