Sporting cash in store

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Sports clubs in East Dunbartonshire could be in line for financial support thanks to a new initiative launched by Aldi.

The Aldi Scottish Sport Fund is open to any sporting organisation in East Dunbartonshire with registered charity status.

Groups can apply for funding for a wide range of purposes, such as new strips, equipment or to subsidise transports costs.

Applications are open now at www.aldi.co.uk/scottishsportfund and entry forms from the East Dunbartonshire area must be submitted by Friday, October 14.

A judging panel from Aldi will review all applications and announce the funding recipients in the autumn.

Richard Holloway, Managing Director of Aldi in Scotland, said:“Aldi is growing in Scotland and we want to give something back to communities that have supported our expansion in recent years.

“As an official partner of Team GB, sport and healthy active lifestyles are important to Aldi, so we wanted to launch a sport fund in Scotland to give clubs and organisations a helping hand to continue their great work in the local area.

“If you run a sports club and are a registered charity, this is the chance to apply for up to £500 funding. We want to help as many clubs as possible.”