What is the Equipment Bursary Fund?
There are over 9,554 young people in Tameside who receive benefit related free school meals; the main aim of the Equipment Bursary Fund programme is to engage with these young people/families and to remove barriers to participation.
The Equipment Bursary Fund will support young people aged 5-16 years to purchase personal sports/activity equipment – which will enable them to participate in their chosen sport or physical activity – up to, but not more than, the value of £50.00.
Who can apply to the Equipment Bursary Fund?
The Equipment Bursary Fund is for young people who are members of a Tameside sports club/physical activity group and are residents in Tameside. All young people must also be in receipt of FREE school meals.
The club or group applying on behalf of the young person must be an affiliated member of the Tameside Sport & Physical Activity Network – affiliated clubs and groups can be found here.
How much can you apply for from the Equipment Bursary Fund?
Each club or group can apply to the fund for up to a maximum of £50.00 per individual application.
Each application must evidence what the grant will be used to purchase (e.g. a print out or email link for the equipment that is to be purchased).