Grants for sport and physical activity are now available to not for profit groups and organisations on the Isle of Wight.
The grants, which are between £500 and £2,500, aim to support work to promote or engage communities in outdoor activity, games and sports or for maintaining outdoor spaces for the same use.
The Hampshire Playing Fields Fund is held by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) to benefit the local population with regards to access to outdoor spaces and activities that will enable them to participate in games, sports and physical activity.
Examples of what could be funded include new, replacement or repair of equipment, coaching costs and volunteer development, and activities that help grow participation.
Jacqui Scott, chief executive at HIWCF, said:
"Sport and physical activity can be an important catalyst to ‘levelling the playing field’ for people with disabilities of all natures, and those suffering from mental health issues and social isolation.
“The Hampshire Playing Fields Fund means we can provide grant funding to help organisations achieve a better and more sustainable future and increase participation by people from a wide range of backgrounds”.
Full guidance and details on how to apply is available on the HIWCF website and applications must be submitted by the closing date of 7 February.