Organisations urged to bid for bursary boost

Not-for-profit voluntary community organisations across the city are being encouraged to bid for small bursaries to help them achieve their sporting goal.

The funding is to be used for delivering activities around the city council’s focus sports, with the aim of increasing participation across all age groups and working in partnership with the local community.

Councillor Tim Moore, Mayoral Lead for Organised Sport, said: “Last year’s Commonwealth Games Grant fund was a great success, and we are determined that the legacy of our Commonwealth Games bid will live on, and the Mayoral Active Sports Fund is a fantastic illustration of that.

“This year it’s open to more sports, so I really hope that clubs and organisations apply.”

Making sport more accessible to people in Liverpool is a key aim of the Liverpool Active City Strategy 2014-21 programme, which is being delivered by Liverpool City Council and NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group in partnership with strategic stakeholders.

Information about local sporting opportunities can be found via the Fit for Me Activity Finder at http://www.fitforme.info/activities/activity-search/. Fit for Me is the city’s social marketing campaign which encourages people in Liverpool to be more physically active.

Details of how to apply for this fund will be available in May 2018 from Liverpool City Council Physical Activity and Sport Development Team.