WITH less than a year to go until the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Sport England is encouraging clubs across the county to find out how they can benefit from the Sportsmatch programme.
Already this year, Northumberland Cricket Board Ltd has been awarded £4,000 to match the investment it received from Warmseal Windows (Newcastle) Ltd for its community cricket project.
The project aims to help address the player drop-off rate of 14+ years in Northumberland by providing equipment, facility hire and coaching fees to deliver 10 coaching sessions at 20 centres across the region.
Grants from £1,000 up to £100,000 are currently available through Sportsmatch.
Visit www.sportengland.org and click on ‘Funding’ then ‘Sportsmatch’. Alternatively, telephone 08458 508508.