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Community Trust secure £9,936 funding from Sport England

23 May 2016

Funding will help the Trust with their outreach work

Fleetwood Town’s Community Trust have been successful in securing funding of £9,936 from Sport England to expand their existing partnership.

The funding will help the Trust with their outreach work and to develop a series of pan disability football and multi sport sessions for young people within the local community.

Primarily focusing on 11-19 year olds, the Trust will actively enhance their work with two local special needs schools.

They will deliver two weekly sessions at Red Marsh and Great Arley schools, as well as a weekend drop in session based at the Trust’s sports facility.

As part of their project they will also actively recruit new volunteers, and will train and mentor them with the goal of long term project sustainability.

The Trust have a proven record in community engagement as a means of combating a myriad of social issues, breaking financial barriers to participation and developing a sporting choice for life.

They are focused and committed to addressing the imbalances of young people with learning and physical disabilities within our local area and communities.

Matt Hilton, Director of the Community Trust said: “We aim to develop pan-disability football and other multi sports for young people in the local area.

“We’ll primarily be working with the two local schools which are on the doorstep of the training ground, so we’ll be further developing our fantastic relationship with them.

“We’re also looking at training up local people as volunteers and just really putting investment into something we feel really passionate about.”

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