By granitecityrollerderby, Dec 9 2015 02:10PM
Our fundraising team have been amazing this year, and have managed to secure us 2 fantastic grants! The first of these comes from Sport Aberdeen, who have awarded us a development grant of £1,371, so that we can provide uniform, helmets, equipment and training sessions to our B team. Our Fight Hawks are going to look and to be absolutely fierce!
Sport Aberdeen Development Grant - £1,371
Project: Funding for B Team the ‘Fight Hawks’ - equipment, coaching, hall hire and their Cherry Popper home game!
The money from this grant will be used for:
o Home & away kit
o Equipment - cones, bibs, whistles, first aid kit & tape measures
o Off-skates conditioning coaching sessions
o Fight Hawks first home game!!
This grant is fantastic news, because it allows us to support our intermediate training squad throughout their first year, and give them the exciting and tangible goal of their first home game! We hope this inspires all those who join us as fresh meat to know that there are great opportunities for progression with Granite City Roller Derby.
The second grant is for a phenomenal £4,690, from Awards for All Scotland! Part of this grant will cover kit and equipment costs, as well as hall hire. One of the most exciting parts of this grant is the £1,500 which will be put towards providing some essential starter kits for our new skaters, and the £500 for coach development! This will be used for UKRDA coaching sessions, which will help improve our coaching for every one of our members.
Finally, this grant awards £560 for game costs, which will allow us to host a home game DOUBLE HEADER!
Awards for All Scotland - £4,690
Project – Funding for roller derby equipment, fresh meat kit, coaching and hall hire
o 20 helmets
o 10 Starter packs
o Coach development - UKRDA sessions
o Kit storage
o Hall hire – 20 hours
o Game costs
o First aid
These grants are huge news for us at Granite City Roller Derby. We’re really excited to be able to provide the best coaching, kit and facilities that we can, for all of our skaters.