TMLT launches community fund to help local people get active
Tonbridge & Malling Leisure Trust (TMLT) has launched a new community fund to benefit local people and voluntary organisations committed to increasing health and wellbeing in Tonbridge and Malling.
The not-for-profit organisation, which delivers sport and leisure facilities on behalf of Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, has established the new tmactive Community Fund to assist local projects dedicated to encouraging physical activity.
Derived from the trust’s annual profits, the Community Fund will award grants to individuals, formally constituted sports clubs (non-commercial) and voluntary community organisations, and will help to:
• Meet the cost of purchasing shared kit or equipment for youth teams/squads
• Pay for individuals to qualify as coaches or community activators
• Contribute to the costs of sports development and/or coaching programmes
• Fund activity days
• Give groups access to sporting opportunities otherwise not afforded to them
Grants of up to £500 are available for projects and events that benefit people in the Tonbridge and Malling Borough area. Priority will be given to projects that are located in or benefit people from deprived wards; target groups which experience the largest health inequalities such as those with disabilities, older people, women and girls; and run in conjunction with tmactive staff and/or its facilities.
Martin Guyton, chief executive of TMLT, says: “Getting people physically active is our passion and has huge health implications for us as individuals and as a community. We are excited to be able to offer this support to local individuals and groups to help get more people, more active, more often.”
Applications for the funding can be made at any time of the year.