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Mick George Sports Fund

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Local sports groups to benefit from extra funding availability

The inaugural year of the Mick George Sports Fund proved immensely successful and has prompted the local construction business to expand the value of support, and operating regions for which the Company will provide assistance, moving forward.

Working in collaboration with Living Sport charity, the Sports Fund was originally set up to back suitable initiatives in dedicated CB and PE postcode areas, to aid health and well-being through the participation of sport and physical activity.

However, keen to extend the offering, Mick George Ltd has struck two further partnerships with Northamptonshire Sport and Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, which will permit additional applications throughout the majority of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, respectively.

Simon Fairhall, CEO at Living Sport said: ‘’Living Sport are delighted to be continuing to partner with Mick George Ltd to offer this grant funding opportunity.  It will prove invaluable towards helping people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough be more active, more often.’’

In 2018, the Sports fund donated more than £50,000 to forty-two separate leisure led schemes, across a wide variety of disciplines; including football, rowing, cricket, bowls, canoeing, netball, archery, athletics, to name just a few.

The Mick George Sports Fund is open to local sports clubs or organisations that meet the necessary qualifying criteria of supporting the delivering of sport and physical activity.  All projects must be located within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.  Individual grants will be available between £500 and £1,500, for capital community sports projects or developments, open to the general public. These could include, but are not limited too; changing room improvements, clubhouse renovations and training or facility maintenance equipment. Exclusions are Member Exclusive Clubs / Commercial Organisations / Staff, Training or Travel Costs / Kits and some parts of South Cambridgeshire.

The Mick George Sports Fund has approximately £50,000 available for the financial year 20/21 with its first panel round scheduled to meet in April 2020.

Key dates:

  • * Apr 16th – June 24th, 2020 (Decision Announcement Date  27/07/20)
  • * June 25th – 28th Oct, 2020 (Decision Announcement Date 30/11/20)

    - Successful submissions will be notified accordingly

Applicants can register suitable projects here

These Expressions of Interest will then be assessed and applicants for qualifying projects will then be asked to complete a full Application Form.  All applications will be managed by Living Sport, with an independent judging panel having the final decision on which developments to support.

Applications can be submitted prior to the 4 closing dates, with the successful registrations selected at the end of each date. To view whether you are eligible to apply for funding, please view the Mick George Sports Fund Criteria

You will need to provide the following information: your name, email, telephone number, name of your group, the amount being requested and anticipated number of people that will benefit and then a brief description of what the grant will help towards.

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