Be Active Wales Fund success

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Buckley Town Football Club have received a share of £4m funding aimed at protecting grassroots sports clubs through the Covid-19 crisis.

Buckley Town Football Club were awarded £1550.00 by Sport WalesBe Active Wales Fund to help them to return back to football safely.

Thanks to the Welsh Government and repurposed money from the National Lottery, the Be Active Wales Fund enables clubs to apply for grants of between £300 and £50,000.

Some clubs need the funding to help them stay afloat, while other clubs are using the money to make any adaptations required to ensure their activities are safe once they are given the green light by Welsh Government for their sport to restart.

Buckley Town Football Club spokesperson said: “This funding will make a massive difference for our club. It will help us to follow the adaptations that the Football Association Wales have put in their guidelines to ensure that our players can feel safe and confident to return to the sport they love. The funding will help increase our number of qualified coaches by funding additional coach education courses along with funding to purchase additional PPE. We’re thrilled to be back up and running and would like to thank Sport Wales, Welsh Government and the National Lottery.”

Sport Wales Chief Executive Sarah Powell said: “Our grassroots clubs and groups are crucial in keeping the people of Wales active. If they don’t stay afloat or they can’t reopen safely, we can expect another crisis – that of inactivity and ill-health. We must not let that happen.

“Clearly, clubs will need to adapt many of their activities so that they fully adhere to health guidelines and social distancing requirements. The Be Active Wales Fund helps to make that possible.”

To find out more about the Be Active Wales Fund please visit here