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Six Surrey projects awarded £159,000

Published: 25 February 2020

Schools, scouts and cricket clubs get financial boost

Six projects in Surrey have been awarded grants totalling £159,000 in the most recent round of grants awarded as a direct benefit of hosting Prudential RideLondon-Surrey. Since 2013 87 projects in Surrey have been awarded more than £4.6m in grants by the London Marathon Charitable Trust.

The next deadline to submit grant applications to The Trust is Wednesday 11 March 2020. For more information about how to apply visit the The London Marathon Charitable Trust website

This year's grants

The grants are awarded to organisations that enable people in Surrey to get more active. The latest projects to benefit were:-

  • £53,000 to Dorking Rugby Club towards the enhancement of the Dorking Rugby Football Club gym with new exercise and gym equipment, increasing the range of activities available to encourage new members, with a focus on engaging older adults and less active people in the local community.
  • £50,000 to Claygate Primary School towards a new swimming pool enclosure for the outdoor pool at Claygate Primary School, adding a retractable roof and improved changing rooms to allow for all year-round use of the pool, which will be open to other local schools and community groups for use too.
  • £30,000 to 4th Farnham (Tongham) Scout Group towards a new Scout Headquarters and Community Sports Hub in Tongham, building an accessible Headquarters with a large vaulted main sports hall. This will enable more young people to participate in sport and physical activities and inspire more community groups to be physically active through using the space for sports and exercise.
  • £10,000 to Camberley Cricket Club towards developing cricket facilities at the fast-expanding Camberley Cricket Club. Installing a new three-lane net facility enabling the club to engage with more diverse audiences, including girls and BAME communities as well as introducing and retaining more junior members.
  • £10,000 to Cranleigh Cricket Club towards refurbishing the male and female changing rooms to attract new members and encourage other sporting and community groups to use the facilities for their own activities. This will enable Cranleigh Cricket Club to play a bigger role in providing physical activity opportunities in an isolated rural community.
  • £6,000 to Banstead District Scouts towards replacing the old toilet and washroom facilities with new energy efficient, sustainable and accessible facilities. This will enable all the local community groups who participate in the range of physical activities at Park Farm Campsite to benefit from modern and appropriate facilities.

Could your organisation benefit from a grant?

Applications are considered according to The Trust's eligibility criteria including whether they meet its core mission: to enable people to become and remain physically active regardless of age, gender, ability, race or background and challenge inequality of access to physical activity.

The next deadline to submit grant applications to The Trust is Wednesday 11 March 2020. For more information about how to apply visit The London Marathon Charitable Trust website

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