November 11, 2014

Funding Update

Since it’s Launch in 2011, the Foundation has been provided with funds from annual Supporters and one-off donors which, together with the proceeds from their fundraising events, has allowed the Trustees to provide over £66,000 of support to numerous young Guernsey people, either directly or through their sports associations, across a wide range of sports to help further their sporting careers. Whilst the Foundation continues to support individuals it is also interested in supporting initiatives involving young people from less privileged backgrounds where Sport can provide a positive focus to their lives.

Over the past three years, in addition to supporting a number of individual young sports people who may not otherwise have been able to pursue their sporting ambitions, the Foundation has also been able to help fund other worthwhile causes:

  • The Quids in Sports Programme – to help over 750 children participate in over 4,000 sports sessions during school holidays by offering a wide range of organised sporting activities for only £1
  • Guernsey Cricket – to help with their Disability and Special Needs Programme
  • Guernsey Junior Golf – to help with a number of Junior Golf initiatives including the setting up of The Ray Lowe Sporting Foundation Junior Golf Tour
  • Guernsey Football Association’s High Performance Pathway Programme – to help young footballers, particularly the 7-11 age group
  • Guernsey Sports Commission High Performance Pathway – to help the best local sports talent with their specific individual requirements
  • Guernsey Tigers Bowls Club
  • Guernsey Rugby Academy – to help with their Hardship Fund
  • Guernsey Softball Association – to help with the setting up of a new Minis section and their Junior Development Programme
  • Guernsey Hockey Club – to help with their new pitch project
  • Guernsey Judo Association – to help with bringing over UK Judo Coaching assessors to run courses in Guernsey
  • Guernsey Football Association – joint initiative with the GFA to help fund a development officer to promote and empower young girls through football