To help support Leeds clubs the Leeds Sports Federation equipment grant has been revamped into the “Leeds Covid-19 Sport Equipment Grant”
The grant is now open and aimed at clubs who have a taken a serious financial hit during the lock down, requiring assistance in starting up again now the government has relaxed the guidelines on sport and recreation.
We’ve made a few changes to the existing LSF grant to help speed up the process and stretch the funding to help as many clubs as possible:
The application form is now smaller and in an electronic format.
The grant maximum has been cut from £500 to £300 to allow us to distribute more grants to more clubs.
If successful you will receive the grant hopefully within 7 days of confirmation, you will then be asked to forward the invoice once you have purchased the equipment.
Priority will be given to clubs who are located in areas of higher deprivation, or those who are offering activity that helps to increase participation of under-represented (in physical activity) including those with a disability, of a BAME community, and females.
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The LSF had a highly successful evening at the 2019 Leeds Sports awards where Stalwarts Liz Wilson and Steve Boothroyd were both recognised for outstanding dedication and contribution to Leeds sport.
Liz, joint winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award, is a self confessed tennis fanatic, who developed from a successful player (at Rawdon Golf and Tennis Club) to become a professional coach in the 1970s when she taught at schools in the Leeds District. Later she became a regional tennis performance coach and more recently has represented Leeds on the Yorkshire LTA Council. In 1987 she began to support the wider development of sport in Leeds by joining the Leeds Sports Federation (acting as Chair between 2001 and 2013).
Rugby League lover Steve was highly commended in the ‘Service to PE and School Sport category’. His successful professional teaching career began at Holt Park primary and concluded recently on his retirement as Headmaster of Adel Primary School. An enthusiastic rugby league coach, referee and administrator Steve is a previous winner of the John Holmes award for service to Rugby League.
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