Errigal Boxing Club, near Coleraine, has been awarded a £2000 grant from sported., one of the UK’s leading Olympic legacy charities, to continue to provide diversionary activities to support local young people and build a strong community.
Paddy Bradley, Chairperson of the Errigal Boxing Club, said: “The funding will help us to buy new and better equipment for the club which will be a great boost to the morale of the young people we work with and hopefully encourage more young people to get involved.”
The group has received funding from sported.’s small grant programme, which enables sported. Members with a turnover of less than £50,000 to access funding to support sport for development projects working with young people aged 11-25.
sported. offer more than just grant funding to local community groups. Other benefits of being a Member include volunteer Mentor support, an exclusive insurance offer, various online resources and Member events.
Brenda Kelly, the sported., Northern Ireland Manager, said: “I am delighted to have awarded our first small grants and Mentor support in Northern Ireland. It is fantastic to be able to support local community sports groups who are using sport and physical activity to make positive change in the lives of disadvantaged young people.”
sported. works with over 1,500 organisations across the UK, empowering community groups to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people through sport. Created by Sir Keith Mills, Deputy Chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Games (LOCOG), sported. was his personal commitment to delivering the legacy of the Games and has been operating in the Northern Ireland since February 2012 and now has a membership of over 85 groups.