Aldi offer East Dunbartonshire sports clubs chance of funding boost

Sports clubs in East Dunbartonshire have been urged to apply for up to £2,500 funding from supermarket chain Aldi’s new, improved Scottish Sport Fund.

Sunday, 4th October 2020, 11:41 am
Katie Archibald is backing Aldi's Scottish Sport Fund initiative

The fund is returning for a fifth year and clubs can apply for a range of funding options to suit their needs, with one lucky club being in with a chance of securing a £2,500 boost.

The initiative aims to help people of all ages take part in physical activity within their local communities. Since it was launched in 2016, over 394 clubs across Scotland have benefitted from funding of more than £190,000.

This year, Aldi has restructured the prizes to improve investment in grassroots sport, giving local sports clubs the chance to receive funding ranging from £500 to £2,500 to put towards a range of purposes, including new strips and equipment or to put towards the cost of training facilities and coaching.

Among those backing the initiative is Milngavie cyclist and Team GB star Katie Archibald.

She said: “As proud sponsors of Team GB, Aldi is continuously supporting sports clubs across Scotland to help promote an active lifestyle for all abilities.

“This year’s Scottish Sport Fund is a fantastic investment in the grassroots of Scottish sport and may even help to support the next generation of Olympic athletes.”

Clubs located across East and West Dunbartonshire have until Monday, November 2, to apply. One applicant will be selected to receive £2,500, two applicants will each receive £1,000, while several other applicants will each receive £500 funding towards their sports club.

Applications will be selected at random to receive each of the funding brackets and can be made via www.aldi.co.uk/scottishsportfund.

Richard Holloway, Regional Managing Director for Aldi Scotland, said: “We’re proud to have launched our largest ever single donation from the Aldi Scottish Sport Fund with funding prizes ranging from £500 to £2,500.

“Our mission is to make it easier for people to access sport opportunities within their local communities and we hope to give local clubs a helping hand to continue their fantastic work and encourage people across Scotland to lead a healthy, active lifestyle.”