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8th September 2021

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Sport Wales has teamed up with Crowdfunder to offer community sports clubs an exciting new way to fund facility improvements.

Sport Wales is offering up to £15,000 match funding to support community clubs’ own fundraising efforts on the website.

Examples of the types of projects that could receive support include improvements to changing rooms, clubhouse renovations, upgraded kitchen facilities to provide income generation, bike racks and storage to support active travel, lifts and ramps for better disability access, as well as the installation of solar panels, generators or boilers.

As Sport Wales wants to ensure that everyone in Wales has opportunities to be active through sport, projects that are aiming to tackle inequalities will be prioritised. Sport Wales will operate a sliding scale of match funding investment – between 30% and 50% – based on a project’s potential to tackle inequalities. More about how this works can be found via Crowdfunder’s website.

The use of crowdfunding is exciting because it will require clubs to engage with their local communities more than ever. By using the Crowdfunder website, anyone who pledges funding will not only support a club’s project, but they will also earn rewards that have been donated by their local business community.

Community clubs who are eligible for Sport Wales match funding will also receive a package of package of training and support to guide them on their journey. This will help clubs gain the skills and confidence required to help with their future fundraising and community engagement.

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