£1000 Councillor Grant helps local club event to go swimmingly

Posted on: 20 December 2018

Children at a North Devon swim academy are the latest to benefit from a North Devon councillor grant scheme.

The North Devon Marlins received £1025 towards holding their first club championship event which was held at North Devon Leisure centre in December.

North Devon Council Leader, Councillor Des Brailey said: “I’m delighted that our district
councillors have been able to use their Community Grants to support this fantastic local event and provide even more encouragement for the children to keep healthy and enjoy exercise through swimming.”

Heather Burke from the academy, said: “On behalf of North Devon Marlins Swim Academy we would like to thank each and every swimmer and their family members for joining us at our first club championships. A huge thank you to the North Devon councillors who pledged money to support us. The event was absolutely brilliant, usually we have to spread the club out between four different pools so it was nice to come together in one pool at an event as it meant the older swimmers could encourage the younger ones.”

Through the Community Councillor Grant scheme, each North Devon councillor has £1,000 to support projects and services run by community or voluntary groups and not for profit organisations each year. Youth clubs, toddler groups, sports clubs, museums, village halls and environmental groups have all benefited from grants in the past for running costs, start-up costs, costs towards a new facility or refurbishing an existing one, towards an event or equipment for a new project or service.

Applications for Councillor Community Grants are invited from any not-for-profit group or organisation. To qualify, the project or service must be located within the North Devon district or be of significant benefit to people living in North Devon.

If you or your child are interested in joining Marlins swim academy, visit their website or follow them on Facebook.

More information about the Councillor Community Grant scheme is available on our website.

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