RUCT | ROTHERHAM UNITED COMMUNITY TRUST AWARDED £10,000 GRANT FROM SKY BET EFL BUILDING FOUNDATIONS FUND

Published: 22/05/2024

Rotherham United Community Trust has been awarded a £10,000 grant from the Sky Bet EFL Building Foundations Fund to upgrade our local open access sport facility – Parkgate Astro. The programme will create more long lasting opportunities for the wider community to access inclusive sporting provision with a focus on creating healthy, active and happy… Continue reading RUCT | ROTHERHAM UNITED COMMUNITY TRUST AWARDED £10,000 GRANT FROM SKY BET EFL BUILDING FOUNDATIONS FUND

Rotherham United Community Trust has been awarded a £10,000 grant from the Sky Bet EFL Building Foundations Fund to upgrade our local open access sport facility – Parkgate Astro.

The programme will create more long lasting opportunities for the wider community to access inclusive sporting provision with a focus on creating healthy, active and happy communities. The trust aims to provide a wide range mental health and wellbeing support in a safe and accessible space for all. This includes such programmes as our Man vs Fat programme, weekly open access youth club sessions, girls Weetabix Wildcats sessions and United 4 Communities football.

Over 60 EFL club community organisations have received a grant in the first phase of funding, which aims to improve the quality of life within communities through the access to, and quality of, football provisions and initiatives.

Applications covering projects across a range of categories, such as improving local sporting facilities or promoting the physical and social benefits of the game, were considered, and rubber-stamped by a panel of industry experts including Sky Bet ambassador Jeff Stelling last month.

The Building Foundations Fund represents the largest multi-year sponsor-backed fund dedicated solely to community activity and the process is underway to give EFL Community Club Organisations (CCO’s) a chance to bid for grants of up to £100,0000 to invest in ongoing programmes or to develop new initiatives.

The EFL and Sky Bet agreed a record extension earlier this year that saw the sports betting brand continue as the Leagues title partner until the end of the 2028/29 campaign. The commitment to a community fund was an integral part of the extension agreement.

To find out more about the Sky Bet EFL Building Foundations Fund with other examples of how the fund is being used, visit: https://m.skybet.com/lp/efl-building-foundations-fund