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GRANTS Awarded To 21 Inverclyde Sports Clubs

SPORTS groups across Inverclyde have been awarded more than £145,000 from Inverclyde Council’s new grants system for under-19 clubs.

The money has been given out in the same way as the successful Grants to Voluntary Organisations fund.

Grants sub-committee chairman Councillor Graeme Brooks said: “The new system replaces the old pitch waiver scheme which allocated funding according to the number of young people at each club. That meant that when core budgets were reduced the clubs received proportionately less money.

“Clubs can now apply for up to £15,000 which was the largest award made under the old system and it allows them to budget accordingly.”

A total £145,867.00 has been allocated to 21 clubs across Inverclyde.

Councillor Brooks added: “We are fortunate to have so many clubs and excellent leisure and sports facilities in Inverclyde. It is vital that we encourage as many children and young people as possible to participate in a wide range of activities to enjoy all of the health and social benefits that brings, developing a positive ‘can-do’ culture.”

Full List Of Awards

Ardgowan Football Development -- £6,250 towards pitch hire

Ardgowan Tennis Club -- £1,500 towards fencing repairs and new equipment

Birkmyre Rugby Club -- £2,750 towards pitch hire

Broomhill Boys' Club -- £5,700 towards pitch hire, new strips and equipment

Clyde Cavalier Cadets -- £4,000 towards running basketball development programme

Clyde Netball Club -- £4,389 towards hall hire

East End United Boys' Club -- £10,000 towards pitch hire

Gourock Youth Athletic Club -- £7,000 towards pitch hire

Greenock Glenpark Harriers -- £3,978 towards venue hire for junior training

Greenock Morton Community Trust -- £12,660 towards facility hire

Greenock Morton Jockey Club -- £3,120 towards pitch hire

Greenock United Football Club -- £7,500 towards pitch hire

Greenock Wanderers' Rugby Football Club -- £6,750 towards pitch and hall hire for junior training

Inverclyde Amateur Swimming Club -- £14,000 towards facility hire

Inverclyde Archers -- £1,450 towards hall hire

Inverclyde Athletic Club -- £12,000 towards hire of training facilities

Inverclyde Cricket Club -- £1,320 towards expanding junior coaching programme

Port Glasgow Bowling Club -- £4,000 towards portable buildings for use by junior members and visiting juniors

Port Glasgow Boys' Club -- £14,000 towards hire of training facilities

Port Glasgow Juniors Community Sports Club -- £9,500 to buy rain jackets and equipment

St Andrew's Boys' Club -- £14,000 towards hire of training facilities

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