Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 3°C

min temp: 6°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Suffolk/Essex: Groups find out who gets a share of Sport Relief’s £75,000 Community Cash Fund

12:47 28 April 2014

Sport Relief logo

Sport Relief logo

Archant

Nearly 100 groups across Suffolk and north Essex found out on Saturday if they were successful in getting their hands on part of Sport Relief’s Community Cash Fund.

shares

The pot of £75,000 was open to local good causes as part of the national fundraising extravaganza – and the list of winners has been revealed exclusively in the East Anglia Daily Times.

Dozens of organisations from sports societies and music projects to foodbanks and lunch clubs applied for between £500 and £1,000 from the fund.

Community groups in the EADT’s circulation area with a turnover of less than £100,000 a year were eligible for the grants.

The applications were managed by the Suffolk Community Foundation who assembled a panel to decide how the money would be dished out.

And now we have published a full list of which groups have been awarded grants, how much money they’ve been given and what they will be using the money for.

Stephen Singleton, chief executive of Suffolk Community Foundation, said: “Sport Relief Community Cash has been a phenomenally successful grants programme, helping over 80 local community groups and charities across Suffolk and north Essex.

“The funding has supported a wide array of groups, including over 60s clubs, disability support organisations and youth clubs with contributions towards vital running costs as well as kick-starting new projects to expand vital local services.”

Terry Hunt, EADT editor, said: “We are delighted to have played a part in helping to reward these brilliant community groups in Suffolk and Essex.

“Each and every one of them plays such an important role in its community, and we hope that this money will help them to achieve their goals.”

The money awarded is set to be used in a variety of different ways, including helping to pay part-time staff, days out for disabled children and new equipment for clubs.

This is the first year Suffolk has got involved with the Sport Relief Community Cash Fund, which takes place every two years along with the main money-raising event.

Currently, the total for this year stands at £53,370,743, which will be used to help good causes across the world and in the UK through initiatives like the Community Cash Fund.

This year saw the first ever Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games take place at the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park in London and other cities.

Hundreds of thousands of people up and down the country also got running, cycling and swimming in their home towns to raise money.

The telethon broadcast live on March 21 saw a host of celebrities get involved as well.

Among them were David Walliams and Gary Linker presenting the main programme, David Beckham meeting up with Del Boy and Rodney in an Only Fools and Horses sketch and Davina McCall running, cycling and swimming from London to Edinburgh in seven days.

For the full list see our online edition.

shares

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Suffolk Fire and Rescue crews have rescued a person from a house fire

Fire crews rescued a man in his 80s trapped in a house on fire this morning near Lowestoft.

Sudbury Town centre

An ambitious project to ensure that Suffolk people remain healthy and independent for as long as possible is being launched in the Sudbury area.

Red Poll cattle in the fields around The Suffolk Food Hall, Ipswich.

The Suffolk Show is set to stage the first national competition for the iconic county cattle breed, the Red Poll.

Michael Davey (left)

Tributes have poured in for a “hugely influential” teacher who will be “profoundly missed” by staff, students and parents of a Suffolk independent school.

1992 - Newly opened Buttermarket, Ipswich

Ipswich’s biggest shopping centre could see a new lease of life with restaurants and leisure facilities joining retail space after being bought for £9.2million.

Roy Jackson

A dishonest Suffolk letting agent who cheated his clients out of tens of thousands of pounds has been ordered to hand over his realisable assets of nearly £3,000.

Women urged to use their vote

Women from a wide range of backgrounds are encouraging others in Bury St Edmunds to stand up and be counted in the forthcoming general election.

Teenager Wafa Benaziza

A 14-year-old girl who was reported missing by her family last week was found safe in London last night.

Inside the former Fison's building in Princes Street, Ipswich that is going to undergo a multi million pound redevelopment.  Cllr David Ellesmere with Malcolm Hobbs of Hobbs Read ltd

Work on a £9million office redevelopment of the former Fisons headquarters building is due to get underway in April, it was announced today.

Emergency services at the scene of an accident on the A134 at Fornham.

A driver who was taken to hospital after a serious crash in west Suffolk yesterday is still in a critical condition.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages