FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR GRASSROOTS SPORT IN WALES

7 Jul 2008

The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust has announced its next round of funding and is welcoming applications from governing bodies and sports clubs throughout Wales.

The Trust, which was created through a unique arrangement between the Millennium Commission and the Millennium Stadium in 2001, receives a levy from tickets sold at public events.

Its grant scheme offers funding of between £2,000 and £20,000 on a local, regional or national basis for not for profit groups and charities. Grants are awarded to support projects that make a difference to the lives of people working and living in Wales.

Of the £2.2 million allocated by the Trust, £594,000 has been awarded to sport related projects in Wales, with the remainder allocated to projects associated with the arts, the environment and the community.

The Trust is particularly keen to support disadvantaged groups working in Torfaen, Monmouthshire, Denbighshire, Wrexham and Pembrokeshire.

Interested applicants are asked to contact the Trust office for further information and an application pack. The next deadline will be in the autumn of 2008. For further information please visit www.millenniumstadiumtrust.co.uk or telephone Deborah Anthony, Trust Officer on Tel: .