Posted: Fri, 07 Feb 2020 15:00
Molly's Gift launch first small grants applications to help local children & young people get active across Leicester-shire & Rutland!
Molly's Gift is a fundraising trust set up in memory of Molly Webb who sadly passed away in January 2019 at just 25 years old. Molly was the captain of Loughborough Foxes Women's & Girls Football Club and also enjoyed coaching the junior teams in her spare time. Molly was a sports co-ordinator in a primary school and her passion lay in encouraging children to take part and enjoy sport/physical activity and would never allow ability or lack of opportunity to obstruct their progression. Molly was a role model and inspiration to the children she worked with and the trust allows her legacy to live on.
The trust aims to provide funding opportunities for children and young people in sport and physical activity, particularly for disadvantaged children; something that was incredibly close to Molly's heart. The first round of grant funding is now open and will close on Monday 9th March 2020. Local non for profit community organisations, Primary Schools & individuals (children & young people) can apply for a grant of up to £500. All grant applications will need to hit one of the following outcomes:
- Increase participation in sport / physical activity for children and young people
- Provide opportunities in sport / physical activity for disadvantaged young people
- To improve and raise the awareness of mental health for children & young people.
On behalf of the Molly's Gift team, Leandra Whelband said " We are so proud of everything Molly's Gift has already achieved as a trust and we are extremely thankful to everyone who has donated to us, or raised money on our behalf since our launch in August 2019. We are now ready and excited to move forward with our work and provide small grants to the local community in Leicestershire & Rutland, helping local children & young people to smile, whilst keeping molly's passion and enthusiasm at the heart of everything we do."
Download an application form and grant criteria here https://www.lrsport.org/fundingfinder/1191
If you would like to donate to Molly's Gift head to The Just Giving Page – https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/mollysgift06?utm_term=xYMEaXJPy
For more information on Molly Gift Small Grants please contact Emily Sharpe / Leandra Whelband at firstname.lastname@example.org – follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for all of our updates.