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Grants up for grabs as Mid Sussex buys into Commonwealth Games fever

Greater Haywards Heath Bike Ride Sunday 18th May 2014. Pic Steve Robards SUS-140519-100812001

Greater Haywards Heath Bike Ride Sunday 18th May 2014. Pic Steve Robards SUS-140519-100812001

A new grant programme has been announced by the district council to fund sports and cultural projects and coincide with the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer.

Funding from the Spotlight Grants Programme will be available to local groups that organise physical activities, sport or cultural events for Mid Sussex residents.

Grants of up to £500 are available and local groups have until Thursday July 31 to apply and show how their project will encourage more local people to take part in sport, physical activity or cultural activities.

“Major international sporting events like the Commonwealth Games don’t come to the UK that often, so when they do, we want to make the most of them,” said Community Development Officer Lin Parkinson.

“Watching great athletes compete so close to home is a real inspiration, especially for the younger generations.

“We’re supporting local groups with this grant funding to help improve the number of opportunities local people have to take part in physical activity and cultural events themselves.

“It doesn’t matter if your organisation is planning a one-off inspirational project or just need a new item of equipment to support your work; we want to hear from you.

“Sports and cultural activities do so much to enhance quality of life for local people. They also help to improve the health and wellbeing of our residents, which is a fitting legacy for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.”

Visit the Mid Sussex District Council website at www.midsussex.gov.uk/grants or telephone 01444 477495 to find out more about the scheme and to apply for a 2014 Spotlight grant.

 

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