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CFM Cash for Kids launches match funding competition for local children's sports groups

August 13, 2018

Today launches the CFM Cash for Kids Charity Sports Challenge supporting local disadvantaged and disabled sports groups for under 18's. The challenge allows 10 local sports groups in Cumbria and South West Scotland to take part in a fundraising competition during September and October which could see them walk away with a grant of over £2,000 each.

 Each participating group will be encouraged to raise as much money as possible to fund new equipment, new kit, facilities, updating facilities and recruiting new members. Cash for Kids will then match fund this amount up to £1,000. Each club will keep every penny that they raise, therefore being given the opportunity to receive at least a £2,000 grant. The team who raise the most funds, will receive an additional £1,500, plus there are four special awards where another £500 can be won for each category. 

 In total, CFM Cash for Kids hope to grant over £23,500 back in to the local sporting community by November, to aid clubs who need the additional support. 

 To qualify for the Sports Challenge, sports groups must demonstrate their aim to help children up to and including the age of 18 years who are ill, disabled or disadvantaged. Favourable consideration will be given to those projects which directly benefit a large number of children and/or positively increase the quality of their lives.

 CFM Cash for Kids, who have already granted funds of over £21,000 to disabled and disadvantaged children and projects this year, have taken a brand new approach on the charities second cash grant round of 2018, which aims to support a number of issues around disadvantaged sports groups in the community.

Cash for Kids Charity Manager Katie Jones explains – ‘the Sports Challenge is a new concept for CFM, but has already proven a huge success in the North East by sister charities Metro Radio and TFM Cash for Kids. We wanted to replicate the challenge in our county to get local groups excited about fundraising for their own clubs, with an incentive of matched grant funding. Not only will the campaign inject thousands of pounds into the local sports community to improve sporting opportunities for children, but it aims to combat an increasing culture of grant dependency. The teams will not only learn new skills but they will ensure sustainability for these groups going forward.’  

 The application window is now open for four weeks and local groups are encouraged to apply for this exciting opportunity which commences its four week fundraising challenge from mid-September.

 For more information and to apply to take part in the CFM Cash for Kids Charity Sports Challenge please visit www.cfmradio.co.uk/sportschallenge