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Sports Fund RD2 2020

The Mick George Group has donated £35,639 in the second round of its annual Sports Fund scheme, supporting 26 separate beneficiaries.

Sports Fund RD2 2020

After making an impressive cumulative donation to local sports groups that surpassed £100,000 last year, the Mick George Group has followed suit in 2020 with an opening donation of £27,624, that has now been supported with a second goodwill gesture for the year, amounting too £35,639.

The announcement comes as the second of three application rounds for the firms dedicated Sports Fund comes to a close and will see twenty-six separate beneficiaries from the Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire region.

In total, the Fund has provided sustenance towards 121 individual projects which enable physical activity, across a wide ranging and diverse portfolio of sporting facilities.

The fortunate projects to receive backing include:

Northamptonshire:

– Long Buckby Cricket Club: Portable wicket covers (£1,500)
– Corby Olympic Amateur Boxing Club: Gloves, head guards and body protectors (£1,250)
– Northampton Nene Angling Club: Disabled fishing platforms (£2,250)
– Tove Valley FC: New goalposts (£500)
– Crick Lions CC: Net, training equipment and pavilion upgrades (£1,500)
– Spencer Bruerne CC: Cylinder mower (£1,399)
– Learn 2 Live: Badminton, Pool, Air Hockey and Table Tennis equipment (£800)
– Cogenhoe CC: Cylinder mower (£1,369)
– Desborough Town CC: Picnic tables (£1,000)
– Thrapston Town JFC: Portable goalposts (£915)
– Passing Shots Community Interest Company: Tennis training equipment (£1,480)
– Kettering Town Cricket & Sports Club: Shower refurbishments (£1,500)
– Irthlingborough Town Cricket Club: Kitchen upgrades (£1,500)
– Sikh Communtiy Centre & Youth Club SCCYC: Handryers, lockers and benches (£1,500)
– Rushden and Higham Rugby Club: Clubhouse renovation (£1,500)

Cambridgeshire:

– Ely Table Tennis: Playing equipment (£1,258)
– Haddenham Rovers Colts Football Club: Portable goalposts (£1,500)
– Fenland Squash Club: New heating system (£1,500)
– March Town Cricket Club: Net and wicket maintenance (£1,500)
– Bluntisham Cricket Club: Pitch scarifier (£1,020)
– Hauxton Parish Council: Artificial cricket strip (£1,398)
– Peterborough City Swimming Club: Conditioning and teaching kit (£1,500)
– Buckden Junior Football Club: New goalposts (£1,500)
– Harston FC: Ride-on mower (£1,500)
– Peterborough Cricket Club: Practice net facility (£1,500)
– Bushfield Bowls Club: Pitch and equipment upgrades (£1,500)

Individual grants are available between £500 and £1,500 for capital community sports projects or developments, open to the general public. These could include, but are not limited too; changing room improvements, clubhouse renovations and training or facility maintenance equipment.

Interested parties are encouraged to submit registrations throughout the year, during the three application rounds. Entries will remain open for the current round until October 28th, 2020.

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