Dover Roadrunners Athletics Club Juniors
Kent Sport Small Grant
About the project…
What was the small grant used for?
The grant was used to purchase equipment such as small hurdles, howlers, foam javelins, shot putts and indoor starting blocks.
What impact did the funding have on the participants?
The award of the grant means there is more equipment available for more children and they no longer have to wait for equipment to be free or have to share during training. More reps in training means more physical exercise and improving health and wellbeing of the child.
How do you intend to continue the success of the project?
We are continuing to train weekly in school terms and have increased our numbers from 9 children in 2016 to 35 children at the beginning of 2020. Our 9-15 year olds train on a Monday evening and our 5-11 year old train on a Thursday. We enter sports hall competitions and outdoor competitions and are in the process of joining forces with another club to enter Kent league competitions.
Did you encounter any challenges when attempting to set up the project?
Finding relevant grants and writing the application forms can be difficult as time, as I have never applied for grants before starting the junior sections.