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948 Sports Foundation

The 948 Sports Foundation was established by the OA Sports Club who gifted £500,000 to promote participation in sport by young people in the St Albans district. The Foundation was launched in February 2003 and by the end of June 2012, the Trustees had made over 200 grants totalling more than £180,000. These included awards to individuals across a wide range of sports, junior soccer clubs such as Harvesters and St Albans City Youth, team sports clubs based at Woollams, and awards to over 30 schools in the St Albans area.

The Foundation , while not forgetting its wider remits to Clubs and schools , has been looking to support excellence , to give help to the future champions and high performers in sport . Training and competing at high levels often needs financial help.

Application guidelines: Applications are welcomed from individuals, organisations and educational establishments who are involved in the organisation and provision of facilities which enable and encourage participation by young persons in physical recreation and sport. Awards will be given to residents in St Albans and the surrounding district.

Support will be considered for projects which demonstrate they are concerned with: Provision of equipment or facilities; improvement in the participation in sport through specialist training or other means to achieve excellence; a sporting activity within a group or team environment.

For further details please visit www.the948sportsfoundation.org