The Gwynedd Community Chest is again this year supporting sport development projects and new physical activities in the community.
During 2010/2011 a total of 59 organisations succeeded and received a total of almost £47,000 between them. The grant maximum has risen to £1,500 this year.
Many of Gwynedd’s sport clubs and organisations have been successful recently by receiving a financial boost thanks to Gwynedd’s Community Chest.
A total of £8,661.76 was shared between 11 sporting organisations in the first Gwynedd Community Chest Panel meeting of 2011. The support from the fund will allow clubs to buy new equipment and give members the chance to go on training courses. From gymnastics to aikido, the Community Chest supports a wide variety of sporting organisations all over the county.
Sally Lloyd-Davies, Chair of the Community Chest panel, said:
“Sport clubs and organisations play a key role in our communities and it’s very important that they receive plenty of support. They give the people of Gwynedd a chance to socialise and learn new skills as well as promote fitness and healthy living.
“It’s a pleasure to share funding from the Community Chest between 11 clubs this time. I’m sure that the financial boost will be of great benefit to them and will attract more people in Gwynedd to participate and to keep fit.”
11 clubs and organisations were successful this time:
Dyffryn Nantlle Aikido Club - The club will use funding to purchase new mats which will enable the club to hold courses and attract more members. They also wish to send Instructor on a 3 day First aid course.
Gwynedd Wheelchair Sports Association - Club wish to hold a coaching course for 8 members and the grant will pay for the costs of the tutor.
Lleyn Sub Aqua Club – Grant funding will go to send members on coach education courses and purchase new equipment which will enable the club to attract new members.
Treborth Riding For The Disabled - Application to send two members on a First Aid Refresher course.
Caernarfon Town Football Club - Application to establish a Learning Disability Football team.
Phoenix Archers - Application to establish a new Archery Club in the Arfon area. They wish to hire facility for the first 10 sessions and purchase equipment.
Maes y Bryn Football Club – Will use the funding to purchase goals, first Aid kit and equipment for the newly established under 7’s and Under 9’s team.
Nantlle Vale Football Club – Grant funding will go to send members on Football Leaders and UEFA C coaching courses
Nefyn Football Club – Youth – The chest funding will go to send members on Football Leaders, First aid and Child Welfare courses.
Eryri Gymnastics Club- Grant funding will go towards Coach Education. They wish to send 4 members on a Level 1 Women’s Artistic course
Pwllheli Snooker Club – The club will use the funding to establish a new under 18’s snooker team, to send current members on a foundation coaching course and to purchase some new equipment to assist with the development.
For an application form for Gwynedd Community Chest funding, contact Gwynedd Council’s Sport Development Service on (01758) 704010. To receive guidance on the application process, contact Elwyn Jones, Gwynedd Council’s Sport Development Manager on (01758) 704067 or Rhian Dobson, Gwynedd Council’s Assistant Sport Development Officer on (01758) 704057.
Timetable for Gwynedd Community Chest Panel Meetings 2011/12 and the closing dates for receiving completed applications
Meeting Closing Date
6 June 2011 16 May 2011
11 July 2011 20 June 2011
5 September 2011 15 August 2011
7 November 2011 17 October 2011
6 February 2012 16 January 2012
An opportunity has arise to accept more memberts on the Gwynedd Community Chest Panel. This is the panel that meets six times a year in Porthmadog to make a decision on applications.
If anybody is interested in becoming a member of the Gwynedd Community Chest Panel, contact Elwyn Jones for more information – ElwynJones1@gwynedd.gov.uk