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  • 02 May 2014 00:00
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Sport Wales to invest £3 million into community sport

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Sport Wales are set to invest £3 million into community sport across the country in order to tackle known gaps in participation amongst women and girls, the BME community, disabled people and those living in poorer parts of the country. 

Exactly £1.5 million of the National Lottery funding being invested by Sport Wales will be available through the Calls4Action project and will be spent to address the barriers that prevent young women and girls from participating in sport.  

A further £1.5 million will look to tackle inequalities around areas of poverty, disability and BME communities.

Information events are being held in this month to give more detail on how the funding will be allocated to individuals, groups and organisations while Sport Wales are encouraging all members of the public to come forward if they have ideas about how to get more people active.

"We want bold, new approaches,” says Sport Wales Manager Tom Overton.  

"We’ve made our application process easier and you don’t necessarily need to be a sporting expert because we want to provide assistance to individuals and organisations bringing fresh ideas and new ways of getting more people involved in sport.

"Calls4Action investment is open to those who can generate positive action to address the issues of inequality within sport and give everyone the chance to enjoy the benefits of sport.

"We will consider proposals from any organisation that can deliver a project that will have a positive impact on our target groups.”  

The Calls4Action information events are taking place at:

• North Wales on Tuesday 13th May @ Plas Menai, 1.30pm–3.30pm
• Mid & West Wednesday 14th May @ Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli – 10am–12pm
• South East Wednesday 14th May @ Hope Centre, Newport – 10am–12pm
• Central South Thursday 22nd May @ Channel View, Cardiff – 1.30pm–3.30pm

For more information and to confirm your place contact calls4action@jamjar-pr.co.uk or call 01446 771265.

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