The St Vincent’s Gaelic Football Club in Luton recently received a huge boost for their underage by acquiring some funding from the National lottery. The club identified the funding in their development plan as part of the re-launch of their underage and after submitting their application, they were successful.
St Vincent’s Minor Board Secretary Judith Timoney had this to say on receiving the funding:
“In starting our venture of reviving the St Vincent’s Minor Club, as a committee we knew we would need funds. As we were all inexperienced in this area we asked for some advice from our County Board. They kindly obliged and recommended we consult with a company called Funding 4 Sport. We did this and the company director Richard Sutcliffe suggested that we write our own pitch and that he would read over it and edit it if required.
Richard worked with us to ensure that we pitched our application correctly to the National Lottery Fund. Thankfully, due to the direct help of Richard at Funding 4 Sport and the indirect help of the County Board for recommending him our club was given a grant of £9,300. A significant amount of money for any club to get.
This has allowed St Vincent’s to sit in a comfortable position within its first year. We have the ability to plan things as a club and to purchase equipment where necessary. Which allows us the breathing space needed to get the club up and running.”
Well done St Vincent’s, keep up the great work!