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Fundraising challenge offers springboard for local sports clubs


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The Coventry Sports Challenge application window has now been extended to allow clubs more time to apply during this busy period as the sports sector begins its return-to-play. It is a partnership between Coventry City Council and Cash for Kids, the charity of the radio stations Free Radio and Greatest Hits Radio.

Extending the application window until 30 May will allow clubs the time they need to prepare their short application for funding that will help local clubs re-open to the public safely.  

The fundraising challenge aims to increase access to sporting activities for local children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Sports clubs and groups from within the CV1 – CV6 postcode areas are invited to participate in the Challenge. 

Coventrians FC were the Sports Challenge Champions in 2019, walking away with a total of £10,529. 

John Dalziel from Hits at Breakfast on Free Radio said: “I’m thrilled that the Coventry Sports Challenge is returning this year. We know it’s been a tough year for local sports clubs and young people across the city.

“Hopefully, we’ll see lots of local clubs applying to take part and some amazing fundraising taking place to help get more local kids active and involved in sport.”

Successful finalists will be given advice and support on fundraising and marketing from the Cash for Kids and Coventry City Council teams. Finalists are given four weeks to fundraise in the most creative, innovative and safe ways they can.    

In addition to the funds they’ve raised, the top three fundraising finalists will win extra funding of £3000, £2000 and £1000, respectively. Further prizes are awarded for the best use of social media and the most creative fundraising idea. 

For more information and to apply, go to freeradio.co.uk/cashforkids


Written by: David Watkins

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