Street Football Wales will share £2.35M funding from Sport Wales
Street Football Wales will share in a £2.35 million pot of funds from Sport Wales to help boost sports participation in Wales.
The project, which tackles social exclusion throuh sport, will receive nearly £200,000 from the Calls4Action grant scheme set up in response to inequalities in sports participation in Wales.
Individuals, groups and organisations were invited to bid for a share of the funds with a remit to encourage more young women and girls to play sport, as well as more people with disabilities, more children from deprived communities and from BME backgrounds.
Street Football Wales has already established a female league and is home to the Welsh Homeless World Cup Female Squad - the Warriors - who have played in 2 Homeless World Cup tournaments to date: Poland 2013 and Chile 2014. The Calls4Action funds will allow it to extend the reach of its female league signinficantly, reaching a further 600 female participants and delivering 100 qualifications.
Other projects to benefit from Calls4Action funding include:
Girl Guiding Cymru (national project) - £240,439
StreetGames Wales (national project) - £690,000
Welsh Cycling (national project) - £249,342
Brecon Beacons National Park - £66,798
RCT Homes - £500,000
Bridgend County Borough Council - £70,000
Time to Change Wales (national project) - £104,000
Cricket Wales (Cardiff-based) - £70,818
Welsh Gymnastics (Cardiff-based) - £157,089