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Paralympic Legacy for Birmingham: Launch of Bidgley Disability Badminton Club
On Sunday 18th September, Bidgley Badminton Club, in partnership with Badminton England, bayc and Birmingham Sport and Physical Activity Partnership (BSPAP) launched a new Disabled Badminton Club at the NIA Community Hall, city centre Birmingham.
Attended by over 100 young people/adults, from seasoned players to first time racquet users, the clubs launch was a huge success and the event got off to a great start with an opening speech from Ice Sledge Hockey Paralympian Matt Lloyd.
This great boost for disability sport has been made possible by the recently launched Sport England 'Sportivate' programme. Managed locally by Birmingham Sport and Physical Activity Partnership (BSPAP) 'Sportivate is a £32 million lottery funded national programme that gives 14 – 25 year olds access to high quality coaching and support to participate in a range sporting disciplines delivered by community sports organisations across the country.
Mike Dickenson, Director of Birmingham Sport and Physical Activity Partnership, says:
The launch of this club is hugely important for Birmingham as it will increase sporting opportunities for young people with disabilities in the city. It is also hoped that carers and family members of the young people involved will want to play Badminton, resulting in a very positive and supportive coaching environment. Bidgley Badminton Club, in partnership with Badminton England and bayc have a real opportunity to not only increase participation in sport and secure a sporting legacy in Birmingham, but to also potentially uncover Paralympians of the future.
The club is open every Sunday from 2pm - 4pm, and provides quality badminton coaching to those with disabilities, their carers, family members and friends.
To register your interest in the club and attendance at the open day, please register at:
http://disabilitybadmintonbirmingham.eventbrite.com or contact Liz Brett (England Badminton) on 07725413550.
Are you into paintball? bayc has negotiated a number of Charity Participation passes for Delta Force Paintball Centres.
The charity passes normally sell at £59.99 with each pass entitling 10 (yes TEN) people to participate in a full day of paintball action at any one of the 35 paintball centres nationwide. The normal price for 10 people is £99.99 so the Pass saves you £49.99
Included in the deal is a full day pf paintball action, all equipment hire, latest semi-automatic machine gun, public liability insurance. Paintballs are not included and must be purchased separately.
Now here's the really good news: bayc, in support of its work at the Studio Barn, is selling the passes for just £50 per pass, giving you a full saving of almost £50 on your paintballing day. Remember-one charity pass admits 10 for a fabulous paintballing day.
There are a limited number of passes for this initial offer so purchase yours now!!
£10,000 available for young people aged 16-25 in 8 cities across the UK
Do you work with young people in Birmingham?
Do they have an idea that would make a real difference in your community?
Do they know what it will take to make a positive change for people around them?
If so here is a fantastic opportunity for them!
During 2011, UK Youth, together with Starbucks, will be rolling out a program called 'Youth Action' in major cities across the UK and Ireland. The program will offer young people, who have ideas of how to improve their communities, the opportunity to access up to £10,000 seed funding and volunteer time from local Starbucks partners (employees) to help realise their ambitions.
UK Youth will be supporting the program by offering skills training and advice to young people, and both Starbucks and UK Youth hope that 'Youth Action' will inspire future community leaders to continue to make a difference.
Young people who submit a grant application form will need to attend a Community Change training day which will be run by UK Youth and will give them the skills and knowledge to complete the second stage application form.
Apply on line now at http://www.guardian.co.uk
W A Cadbury Charitable Trust: No deadlines, apply anytime for monthly grants size of grant available: Small grants up to £2,000
Aims and outcomes of funder: Will fund various projects such as those helping vulnerable people or providing education, training, advice, mediation and counselling
Additional information: In addition will consider support for environment/conservation, health/medical and arts projects/activities
Contact details: Telephone 0121 472 1464
Funding is available from CHK Charities Limited
You can apply anytime, there are no deadlines.
There are no maximum amounts, however, large grants start at £25,000 and can only be applied for once a relationship has been built with the funder.
The funder has a wide variety of programme areas detailed on the website. They also run 2 grant programmes “ oneoff ” and “conditionally renewable”.
Only registered charities can apply for funding. There is a preference for organisations based in the West Midlands
Telephone: 020 3207 7338
Web Site: www.chkcharities.co.uk
The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund is currently inviting applications from charity organisations to support projects that support carers, community arts and education, disability, older people, poverty, integration and rehabilitation.
Grants are normally in the range of £1,000 and £10,000.
Preference will be given to smaller charities; charities which serve a locality or region of the UK, rather than national charities; and causes which find it more difficult to raise funds from the general public.
The next application deadline is the 12th August 2011.
For more information please visit the website: The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund
bayc helping youth groups gain grants
The number of bayc youth groups who have had successful applications for grants towards equipment continues to grow. The £341.36 towards the sporting equipment they need.
To date, bayc youth groups have shared grants to the tune of £6,426.94 in this financial year.
If you need equipment to help you in your work simply contact bayc online or by phone: 0121 460 5870 and request an application form.
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