Clubs collect £1,000 council grants

Chesterfield Council sports
Chesterfield Council sports

Chesterfield Borough Council has awarded grants of around £1,000 to each of four Sport Clubs in the town.

Chesterfield Athletics Club, Chesterfield Boccia Club, Chesterfield Swimming Club and Colin Deaton Table Tennis Club were all successful in their application to the ‘Clubs for All’ grants programme. ‘Clubs for All’ offers grants to not-for-profit sport clubs or groups to develop new or existing activities which aim to increase participation in sport.

The grants were presented after the Olympic Torch Relay had passed through Chesterfield at a civic reception in the Town Hall by Cllr Donald Parsons, Mayor of Chesterfield.

Councillor Nick Stringer, Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism at Chesterfield Borough Council said the cash donations would made a big difference to the four clubs.

He said: “We’re delighted to award this money to these clubs and hope it makes a significant contribution to help raise participation in their specialist area.”

Applications for grant funding is now closed and further successful applicants will be announced in the coming weeks.

Pictured is the Mayor of Chesterfield, Councillor Donald Parsons with , from left, Brian Larder (Chesterfield & District Athletics Club), Huw Bowen (Chesterfield BC), Frank Gorman (Chesterfield & District Athletics Club, Mel Buxton (Colin Deaton Table Tennis Academy), Mayor’s wife Diane , Cllr John Burrows (Leader, Chesterfield BC), Cllr Donald Parsons (Mayor of Chesterfield), Mark Tanner, Carla Bickerstaff, James Manterfield and Samantha Manterfield (Chesterfield Swimming Club), Gill Hawketts (Chesterfield Boccia Club).