Carmarthenshire sports clubs get cash boost

35 days ago

Sports Clubs in Carmarthenshire have had a welcome boost to help protect their sport during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Nearly £62,000 has already been allocated to clubs within the county who have been struggling financially during lockdowns and to help them prepare for re-opening safely.

Llanelli Cricket Club, Ammanford Football Club, Carmarthen Gymnastics Club, Llanelli Wrestling Club, Peniel Panthers and Carmarthen Hockey club are just some of the clubs that have benefited thanks to the Sport Wales Be Active Wales fund.

Some of the ways the money has been used include club ground costs, essential utility bills, insurance premiums, venue hire and purchasing essential personal protective equipment.

The fund is still open and clubs who require support should contact the council’s Actif Communities Team.

The council’s executive board member for sport, Cllr Peter Hughes Griffith, said: “The Coronavirus pandemic has hit communities hard across the country and brought clubs to a stand-still throughout lockdowns. It has been a very challenging time to maintain their current members and without the support of fundraising activities. This grant is crucial to ensure the interest of sport remains within our communities, keep clubs afloat and helps them financially to prepare to reopen and adapt to sporting life alongside Covid-19.”

If your club is struggling due to the pandemic then get in touch with the Actif Communities Team by emailing ActifCommunities@carmarthenshire.gov.uk or visiting Actif.Wales