Aldi’s Scottish Sport Fund has returned for its seventh year and local sports clubs across Fife and Central Scotlandcan now apply for a share of £50,000.
The fund encourages people of all ages and abilities to take part in physical activity within their local communities by offering sports clubs the chance to secure essential funding. There are a range of funding tiers available, with one club in the area guaranteed to secure a £2,500 funding boost.
Since launching in 2016, nearly 500 clubs across Scotland have benefitted from a funding uplift of £290,000 through Aldi’s Scottish Sport Fund, helping to improve community access to sports across the country.
From gymnastics to football and volleyball to bowling, Aldi’s Scottish Sport Fund is open to any sporting organisation that meets the application criteria. In 2021, Aldi supported a selection of sports clubs across Fife and Central Scotlandincluding Pitreavie Amateur Athletics and Duffus Tennis Club, which helped them purchase new equipment and train more coaches.
Richard Holloway, Regional Managing Director for Aldi Scotland, said: “Since launching in 2016, our Scottish Sport Fund has given a wide range of sports clubs the chance to benefit from essential funding to help them invest in much needed equipment and resources.
“Sports clubs across Scotland have had a really challenging time over the last two years, and I am proud that Aldi’s Scottish Sport Fund gives these clubs a helping hand to continue the fantastic work they do in their communities.
“Each year, we are blown away by the applications we receive, and I look forward to welcoming more in 2022. I’d encourage any sports clubs across Fife and Central Scotland to apply and take advantage of this excellent funding opportunity.”
Aldi’s Scottish Sport Fund is part of the retailer’s wider commitment to help local communities in Scotland, which it also does through its Neighbourly partnership and Supermarket Sweep.
Team GB athlete, Katie Archibald, said: “Local sports clubs play such a vital role for so many athletes in starting and shaping their future careers, I know how important it was in the start of my own sporting journey. It cannot be underestimated the amazing role that sports clubs play in promoting both physical activity and a healthier lifestyle.
Aldi’s continued investment in supporting local Scottish sports club is admired by all Team GB athletes and those clubs that will benefit from the Scottish Sports Fund are crucial in nurturing the next generation of Olympic athletes.”
Sports clubs located across Fife and Central Scotland have from Monday 14 March to Sunday 24 April to apply for funding. One applicant will be selected to receive £2,500 of funding, two applicants will each receive £1,000 of funding, while several other applicants will each receive £500 of funding towards their sports club. Applications can be made via a form found on https://www.aldi.co.uk/scottishsportfund.
The Aldi Scottish Sport Fund is open to any sporting organisation in Scotland that meets the application criteria. All applications will be considered by the Aldi judging panel and entrants will be notified of the outcome of their funding application within four to six weeks from the region’s deadline. Please see the Aldi Scottish Sport Fund FAQs and Terms & Conditions for more information.
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