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£500 grants on offer to grassroots football teams in Tower Hamlets

PUBLISHED: 15:08 12 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:11 12 January 2018

Mayor John Biggs at the 2017 Mayor's Cup. Picture: Rehan Jamil

Mayor John Biggs at the 2017 Mayor's Cup. Picture: Rehan Jamil

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Grassroots football teams in Tower Hamlets can apply for grants of up to £500 but the deadline is just a week away.

The grants can be used for a whole range of purposes, as long as the money goes towards promoting engagement in and access to grassroots football.

The grants are funded by money raised through the 2017 Mayor’s Cup football tournament, an annual football tournament between teams in the borough.

The window for applications opened last week and closes on January 19 so clubs and organisations are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Last year 23 football clubs were awarded a grant.

Cllr Abdul Mukit, cabinet member for culture and youth, said: “This is a great opportunity for football clubs in the area to benefit from the Mayor’s support through this grant.

“The football tournament helps keep people healthy, while striving for success and fostering future stars.”

For more information and to apply visit here.

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