Friday, October 12, 2018
Bethel Football Club scores community funding goal
- Bethel Football Club has been awarded a £20,000 community grant from National Grid
- Funding will go towards building new changing rooms and a function room
- Other organisations that may be eligible for a grant are encouraged to get in touch
Bethel Football Club has been awarded a £20,000 grant from National Grid’s Community Grant Programme.
The funding is a significant milestone for the club, which has over 120 members ranging in age from five to 16 years old, and will help to fund important new facilities for its teams and the local community.
Sion Jones, Club Secretary, commented:
“The funding is a tremendous boost for the club. The club has been a vital hub for our community since it was established in the 1980s, and it is used all the time.
“The money is going towards building new changing rooms and a function room, which will make a real difference to our teams and the community. We’re also hopeful that the new facilities will help us get an adults’ team up and running.”
The programme supports community organisations and charities that enhance and support local communities.
Gareth Williams, Senior Project Manager for the North Wales Connection Project, said:
“The Community Grant Programme was established to support organisations that provide social, economic or environmental benefits to local communities in areas where our work is taking place.
“Bethel Football Club is a prime example of an organisation that brings numerous benefits to the community.
“We’re looking forward to continuing our work with the club in the future, and would encourage other organisations that may be eligible for a grant to get in touch and apply.”
Since the programme began in December 2015, over £1,050,000 has been awarded in grants. So far this year 28 grants have been approved, with successful organisations ranging from youth clubs to environmental campaigns.
Community projects can apply for a grant of up to £20,000. More information on the programme and how to apply can be found on: http://betl.nationalgrid.co.uk
 Notes to editors: Community projects that are directly linked to National Grid’s major projects can apply for a grant of up to £20,000. Any other community projects outside of this can apply for a maximum grant of up to £10,000. All applicants must clearly demonstrate in their application that they are impacted by National Grid’s operations in order to meet the criteria for a community grant.