East Yorkshire Football Club Receives Much-Needed Funding With A Bit Of Help From Tesco

East Yorkshire Football Club Receives Much-Needed Funding With A Bit Of Help From Tesco
East Yorkshire Football Club Receives Much-Needed Funding With A Bit Of Help From Tesco

Children of United Football Club in Hull will be playing in new threads thanks to a little help from the new community grant scheme at Tesco.

The Kingswood United Panthers Under 9’s team received £1,170 from the Tesco Stronger Starts scheme. They will use the grant to provide the kids with their team kits, and equipment to play and train with, along with access to indoor facilities as the evenings get darker and colder.

The Kingswood United Football Club has become a pillar of the Kingswood community, having been formed in 2019.

Despite COVID restrictions, the club still managed to grow as members found new, safe and fun ways for the residents get to together for various virtual activities, online sporting sessions and distanced training.

Dave Ingram, who is a coach at Kingswood United FC expressed his delight and joy on receiving the grant saying: “We can’t thank Tesco and the community enough for choosing us as the recipients of the Stronger Starts scheme.

“With this money, we have been able to provide the kids with so much. They’ve had so much fun playing in the new kits.”

Tesco’s Stronger Starts grants were created to help schools and children’s groups provide equipment for healthy activities or nutritious food and healthy activities, such as breakfast clubs or snacks, to support young people’s physical health and mental well-being.

Customers can support their local school and children’s groups by dropping the Tesco blue token they receive at checkout into the relevant voting box as they leave the store.

Claire De Silva, Head of Community at Tesco, said: “We’re delighted that we can help groups and clubs like Kingswood FC. Stronger Starts invites our customers to use their blue tokens to vote for local schemes they feel will benefit children and young people, and it’s so good to see the impact that the funding makes.”

The Stronger Starts Grants scheme awards funds to charities and community organisations that make a positive difference in the lives of children and young people with grants up to £1,170 available. Kiss FM presenter Jordan Banjo is supporting the scheme.

Every three months the grant scheme will support 1,350 schools with £1.35million worth of funding in 675 communities across the UK.

Schools wanting to apply for funding can visit tescoplc.com/strongerstarts.



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