Grants of almost £50,000 give county groups a sporting chance
Grants totalling £47,390 will help 64 sports clubs and community groups promote healthy and active lifestyles in the second round of our £180,000 Sports Action Grant scheme.
The groups all made successful applications to the fund, launched last October, from which bids are invited for grants of up to £1,000 for groups to provide activities that:
Encourage more people to take part in sport and physical activities
Promote healthy and active lifestyles
Encourage volunteering within sport and improve sporting performance
The second round of grants − ranging from £100 to £1,000 − have been awarded to groups from all over the county for projects including building refurbishment, improvements to pitches and training areas, new equipment, coaching courses and website development (see full list attached below).
Our Cabinet Member for Public Health Councillor Carol Hart said: "We've been delighted with the interest shown in our Sports Action Grants since they were launched in October and I'm very pleased to approve grants totalling almost £50,000 to support 64 more local groups and clubs in the second round.
"It's fantastic to see the range of additional activities which will be available to encourage healthy and active lifestyles to even more local people thanks to this funding."
More than 80 Sports Action Grants totalling £67,530 were approved in the first funding round in January. Applications are now invited for the third and final round which closes on September 10.
The fund, backed by Derbyshire Olympic badminton star Donna Kellogg MBE, is being distributed over 18 months through three timetabled rounds. Applications are considered by a panel organised by Derbyshire Sport − a partnership between us, other councils and agencies, education and sports groups committed to working together through sport and active recreation to improve the quality of life for local people. Recommendations are passed to us to make the final decision.
For more information and to apply visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/sportsactiongrant (opens in a new window)
To find sports local clubs and community groups visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/directory (opens in a new window)
Derbyshire County Council - Sports Action Grants approved (alphabetically) - June 2012
1st Woodville Scout Group £836 Buy climbing holds and a safety mat which will be used to construct a climbing wall.
Alfreton Cricket Club £800 To buy a mobile cricket net and coaching course for a coach to assist the senior club coach.
Ashbourne Squash Club £1,000 Renovations to squash court, re-plaster the squash court and repair the floor.
Asterdale Hockey Club Long Eaton £695 Introduce 'Back to Hockey' sessions to encourage women over 18 to return to the sport or try it for the first time.
Bamford Lawn Tennis Club £940 To buy three tennis posts, nets and adjustable centre bands for newly- refurbished tennis courts.
Belper Amateurs Cricket Club £845 Creating a structured programme, buy coaches kit bag and coaches to run one session a month from May to August. Fifty per cent contribution towards Level 1 coaching course and Level 2 coaching workshops.
Belper Community Football Programme £575 Enhance development of able and disabled young people through further Football Association coaching for current coaches. Fifty per cent contribution towards Level 1 and 2 coaching.
Belper Ladies Hockey Club £845 To kick start a girl's hockey academy, help with facility hire, coaching and equipment.
Belper Meadows Cricket Club £1,000 To buy a new sight screen to replace the current 50-year-old screen. Plan to provide cricket coaching and organised games for 70 youngsters aged six to 17.
Belper Men's Hockey Club £901 Developing the skills of goalkeepers currently playing at, or who have the potential to play at performance level. Coaching for goalkeepers and coach development.
Bolsover District Bowls Development Group £987 Develop the junior section of the clubs in the development group and promotion of bowls within primary and secondary schools. Funds will be spent on junior equipment.
Bolsover District Cycling Club £1,000 Towards the purchase of a box trailer and associated security locks to transport bikes and equipment for coaching sessions, events and competitions.
Burton and District Junior Netball £601 To promote and increase participation in junior netball by setting up a variety of coaching sessions in different locations. Fifty per cent contribution towards Level 1 and 2 coaching qualifications and purchasing a range of equipment.
Buxton Sub Aqua Club £1,000 To buy a new boat trailer, to transport the boat, engine and auxillary engine.
Buxton Tennis Club £535 Two-day training camp in the next stage of the tennis development system, Mini Orange.
Carr Vale Angling Club £1,000 Replace 30 fishing platforms around Carr Vale Pond to meet health and safety regulations - with two designed for disabled anglers.
Church Broughton Lawn Tennis Club £800 Following on from successful programmes with local primary schools, the club wants to provide taster sessions at John Port School. The grant would pay for coaching and equipment.
Clowne Comets JFC £1,000 To pay for marking out a larger pitch, new goal posts, nets and other equipment.
Creswell Bowling Club £1,000 To purchase junior bowls, carriers, measures and jacks so that younger members can take part in the sport. Members also want to attach a perspex cover to extend the clubhouse.
Derby Wheelblazers £642 The club would like to bring wheelchair basketball to Chesterfield. They will use existing equipment, resources and volunteers, so require funding for hall hire, coaching and marketing.
Derbyshire Athletics Network £1,000 The group would like to kick start 'Athletics 365' in Derbyshire, which is a multi-event development programme for young people. Funding is requested for equipment bags and coaching packs to carry this out at various locations throughout Derbyshire.
Disley and New Mills Angling Club £670 To teach angling to disadvantaged and disaffected young people. Junior memberships, advertising, equipment and fifty per cent contribution towards Level 1 and 2 coaching courses.
Draycott United Football Club £600 To replace damaged goal posts with new aluminium ones which can be stored away when not in use.
Duffield Cricket Club £669 To buy additional coaching kit to enable better coaching to be offered to the juniors. This kit includes heavy duty outdoor cricket nets and a junior equipment bag.
Duffield Lawn Tennis Club £520 To introduce daytime tennis sessions to recreationally disadvantaged people. Funding requested to buy racquets, balls, coaching sessions and advertising and marketing costs.
Erewash Valley Gymnastics Club £700 Fifty per cent contribution towards two Level 2 coaching courses and promotional flyers for sessions.
Eyam Street Elite Youth Club £430 Programme of summer sporting events which include activities at both the club and other venues. Funding requested towards coaching sessions and equipment.
Gamesley Villa JFC £350 Football equipment for all teams and a referee course for one young person.
Glossop Judo Club £772 They would like to hold two 'Festival of Judo' competitions throughout the year. Grant will cover hire of venue and referees.
Glossop Pyegrove Tennis Club £510 The club has developed a 'Back to' programme and wishes to host tailored tennis sessions. Funding requested towards coaching, advertising and tennis balls.
Glossop Table Tennis Club £800 Provide the club with a new compact table tennis table to allow the club to play in town championships.
Hayfield Junior Football Club £900 Purchase mini soccer goals which will be used by U7-U10 teams next season.
High Peak Pony Club £1,000 To build a high quality cross country course. Funding requested towards the construction of a water jump.
Hollingwood Bowling Club £100 To purchase a replacement hose for watering the bowling green.
Loundsley Green Community Trust £715 Purchase of sports equipment and materials to run the Loundsley Green Sports Day.
Lowgates Crown Green Bowling Club £1,000 Refurbishment of the bowls cabin to include storage cabinet, carpet, stacking chairs and outdoor benches and water butts.
Matlock Cricket Club £1,000 The club wants to develop as a centre of excellence for the development of young cricketers. Requesting funding to replace an old sight screen.
Melbourne Assembly Rooms £612 To increase use of the assembly rooms by providing a range of sport and non-sport activities to children. Funding requested for sports equipment and publicity.
Melbourne RFC Ltd £1,000 To develop two colts rugby teams - the funding will be used to buy specialised equipment and towards coaching fees.
Midway Football Club £150 The club, which offers facilities for disabled children, would like to expand its facilities. The grant will provide fifty per cent contribution towards two coaching courses.
Mill Hill Young Leaders £484 To cover the cost of training course to develop young leaders including Student Leader Level 1 in Dance, Football Association Junior Football Leaders course and Rugby England Young Officials Award.
New Tupton Ivanhoes £130 The club wants to add a third team Under 13s to their club. Fifty per cent contribution towards a Level 1 award in football coaching.
Ockbrook and Borrowash Cricket Club £1,000 To purchase a new sight screen to replace the temporary damaged one the club currently has.
Ockbrook and Borrowash Lawn Tennis Club £1,000 Towards refurbishing the ladies changing facilities, showers and toilets and upgrading the male toilet facilities.
Old Glossop Cricket Club £630 Setting up a junior cricket team for boys and girls aged nine and under. Funding requested towards age-specific equipment and for coaching.
Ormonde Fields Golf Club £951 Organising two junior golf festivals to promote golf to juniors and increase membership of the junior section. Funding is requested towards equipment and coaching and a safeguarding course.
Ripley Tennis Club £280 Introducing tennis to members of voluntary groups in Amber Valley. Costs include for a coach and assistant to deliver a six-week course and fifty per cent contribution towards Level 1 assistant coaching course.
Rother Community Sport Action Group £481 To deliver dodge ball sessions in primary schools within the Rother area. The grant will be spent on the coaching, equipment and venue hire.
Sawley and Long Eaton Park Cricket Club £500 The club has developed a women's team and is requesting funding to enable them to compete over the summer. This will include coaching costs, coaching qualifications, pitch hire and officials fees.
Sharley Park Girls Gymnastics Club £270 To put their volunteers through a 'Time to Listen' and club judging course.
Shirebrook Cricket Club £700 The club is teaming up with Derbyshire County Cricket Club to supply Active Level 2 coaches to 14-16 year- olds from Shirebrook Academy. The grant will go towards 'Chance to Shine' coaches Level 2, Level 1 coaching courses for three volunteers and cricket equipment.
Speedwell Table Tennis Club £999 Coaching sessions to take 14-19 year-olds to the next level of training. The grant will be spent on coaches and equipment.
Sportscool Foundation £885 Plan to set up a football league for 30 young people aged 11 to 19. Funding towards promotion, training volunteers and equipment.
Stanton in Peak Cricket Club £894 Rejuvenate the cricket club by treating the pitch with seed and loam and buying three sets of of kwik cricket sets for adults and children.
Stanton Ilkeston Football Club £1,000 The football pitch needs repairing and the club would like to purchase new goal posts.
Staveley King George V Bowling Club £963 Equipment for taster sessions at the bowling green to encourage new, younger members into the sport.
Street Active Sport Ltd £500 The group would like to create more jobs for the local community and minimum requirement for SAS is a Level 1 National Governing Body coaching badge. Funding would contribute towards putting four volunteers through their coaching badges and fund their kit and equipment.
Stute Bowls Club Ilkeston £1,000 To purchase a reconditioned bowls green mower which is required to keep the green to playing standard.
Swanwick Pentrich Road Football Club £930 Update indoor and outdoor facilities to include tiling, painting, grass seeding and to repair the showers.
Swarkestone Cricket Club £1,000 The club wants to provide a two-lane hard surfaced cricket net facility. Members are applying for a 90% grant for Entrust and request a grant to cover the ten per cent contribution they have to provide.
Trent Windsurfing Club £735 To hold at least two taster weekends for people to try windsurfing. Funding is requested towards equipment and for marketing material.
Walton on Trent Cricket Club £784 To develop a new Under 11 cricket team. Funding is requested for training, coaching and equipment.
Wirksworth and Middleton Cricket Club £875 To replace and re-route a decaying underground water supply to the edge of the cricket square.
Wirksworth Swimming Pool £735 This charitable company which took over the running of the swimming pool would like to buy new teaching and swimming aids for children.