Worcester Play Council Grants

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During 2015, Worcester Play Council is supporting locally based community groups and organisations in Worcester City with small grants of up to £500 to develop and deliver play sessions for children aged 0-16 years.

A small grant can be made for up to £500 to support high quality and inclusive play, including: activities, resources, play schemes or events.

Grant Updates: Kate and Jenny

Kate Horsburgh and Jenny Nesbitt were ganted in September 2014 with £300 towards their sporting career. Well done to them both and you can view their full athlete profiles here.

Here are their recent updates:

Kate Horsburgh:

Kate finished the 2014/15 winter season as the highest rated girl in Herefordshire and Worcestershire combined county at 16 and under level.

In February, Kate represented the county at 18 and under level, winning all her singles and doubles matches against the three counties played (Oxfordshire, Leicestershire and Shropshire). She also made her debut for the senior county side in the Winter County Cup Championship in November, as a 14 year old, being the youngest player to be selected for the team for a number of years.

Kate reached two finals of regional tournaments in the 2014/15 winter season, and has had a great start to the new summer season, winning the Bristol and Bath hardcourt championships under 16 title in early April 2015, having just moved into this age group.

She has continued to play regularly for Worcester Lawn Tennis Club, being unbeaten in the women’s doubles (with her sister Ruth), and losing only one mixed doubles match in the county leagues over the winter season.

During the winter season, on the recommendation of her coach, she switched to a heavier racket (each racket costs £160, and she takes 3 for tournaments). She also needs a regular supply of tennis shoes (at £60 per pair) – typically a pair of trainers last her about 2 months, and different trainers are required for different playing surfaces. Her racquets typically require re-stringing at least every two months (at £20 per racquet). As she continues to grow taller, she has also had to acquire new tennis clothing.

In addition to this equipment cost, and ongoing coaching costs (£25 per hour for one on one coaching), there have been travelling and hotel costs associated in playing in regional and national competitions – she has played in events as far afield as Grantham and Bath over the 2014/15 winter season.

The financial support that she has received from Sport Worcester continues to be of substantial assistance in allowing Kate to pursue her tennis career. We are very grateful for this.

Jenny Nesbitt:

The £300 I have received from Worcester Sport has supported me in achieving so much over the past 6 months. I have been able to use the money to get myself to races and stay over the night before which has enabled me to prepare and fully ensure that my preparation for big races has been as good as possible. Not only this but I have been able to invest in better nutrition, allowing me to recover faster and train harder. I am so thankful that I have been given this grant and it means a lot to me and the dreams I have and want to achieve.

Over the past 6 months, I have been asked to represent my country 3 times over the Cross Country. These experiences have been once in a life time opportunities and being able to pull on the England vest and wear it with pride is something magical every time. Gaining selections to these races was only able to be achieved by traveling to the selection races and ensuring I had the correct build up to the races, something that was much more easily achieved with my grant. Not only that but I was also First Reserve for the European Cross Country Championships in December, something I was gutted to miss out on, but also proud to get so far!

Over the winter season I have also placed top 12 or higher in all my races. I was unbelievably happy to win my first ever senior race over some tough competition in Milton Keynes and this gave me a big boost for the rest of the season. Placing 2nd at the Midland Champs and 3rd in the National Cross Country Relays were also highlights.

I was unfortunate to get injured over the Christmas period which put me out of running for three weeks. This was a great shame, but I think I have managed to get back strongly, something that was made easier through being able to pay for emergency physio (before 206 physio came to the rescue!) and additional rehab aids from the grant I had.

Since I have been given the grant I have also been working hard helping Steve Cram promote the Worcester City 10km which will be held in September again, which in itself has been an exciting and eye opening experience! I love being able to help and being involved in the promotion of a race that means so much to me is a great opportunity!

I am now looking forward to the summer season and the track and road races! I am targeting the European U23s in Tallinn in July where I hope to compete over the 10km on the track! I am looking forward to the build up towards the race and I am certain that the money I have left will enable the best preparations possible!

I would like to say thank you so much for the grant and the provision of the opportunities that you have allowed me to gain!


2014 Grant Round-Up

2014 has been a successful year for Sport Worcester 6 new grantees and a great Sport Awards. There has been tough competition for the grants this year with a lot of talented athletes applying.

The first grant went to Murray Field, a successful Boccia player who plays for Worcester Boccia Club. Murray has won Gold at the Cheltenham Regional Championships this year as well as enrolling onto the England Talent Squad last year and recently has been selected to represent the England Lions Squad. He applied for the equipment award as he was in need of a new ball case for his Boccia balls.

Grant: £240

The next grantee was Worcester Rhythmic Gymnastic Club. The club has been around since 2011 and offer programs for recreational, development and competitive rhythmic gymnastics. They applied for a grant to help fund some coaching courses so that they could train their coaches at a higher level and improve the quality taught at the club as well as develop the athletes to go on to compete at a higher level.

Grant: £416.50

Susannah Barnett is a unique athlete being a Blind rower, after winning many events both regional and local, she wanted to progress and expand her opportunities by starting to row in a single scull boat generic cialis 10. This involved having a sighted rower in front of her or on the river bank to inform her of the route she is taking. The Sport Worcester grant helped her to get a 2 way radio system so that Susannah could have contact with her coach/sighted rower.

Grant: £250

Worcester Rowing Club has over 300 members who row both competitive and recreational, they have become a very successful club in the growing number of members as well as in many competitions the club takes place in. The club were looking to get more equipment due to the growing success of the club. They invested in 2 new sets of oars with the Sport Worcester Funding.

Grant: £500

The fifth grantee is Kate Horsburgh. A young talented tennis player who has represented Worcestershire in events all over the country and has won many regional and national competitions has got funding towards new tennis rackets and trainers for a range of different surfaces.

Grant: £300

The final Grantee is Jenny Nesbitt. She won this years Worcester 10k and has gone on to start representing England in the UK and abroad. Jenny is a determined and passionate  long distance runner and her grant went towards competition fees and training so that she can focus on competing at a higher level.

Grant: £300


The Sport Awards congratulated and celebrated the achievements of athletes, coaches, volunteers, communities and clubs in 16 different categories. Steve Cram MBE hosted the evening and told some inspirational stories of his time as an athlete. The awards are being held again next year so if you know of someone who has had sporting success this year then keep an eye out for information on nominations soon!


Jenny and Kate to recieve Sport Worcester grants!

Kate Horsburgh, a successful regional and national tennis player and Jenny Nesbitt, the Worcester City 10k winner and talented long distance runner have both won a £300 grant towards helping them develop and be even more successful in their chosen sports, helping them towards their sporting ambitions. Well done to them both and good luck in the future to them both!


To find out more about Kate and Jenny go to their athlete profiles: <a href="http://www acheter cialis 20mg en pharmacie.sportworcester.org.uk/?page_id=194″>https://www.sportworcester.org.uk/?page_id=194


Sport England Small Grant

Purpose: The programme will support projects that help people become involved in sport, keep people in sport or help people improve their performance at their chosen sport.

Who can apply: Not-for-profit organisations including sports club, voluntary or community organisations, local authorities and education establishments (such as schools, colleges and universities).

Level of Funding: The Small Grant programme has a value of £7 million and will fund both revenue and capital costs. Grants will be between £300 and £10,000 parapharmacie cialis.

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time.

Further information: http://www.sportengland.org/funding/small_grants.aspx