The Tyne & Wear Sport Primary School Equipment Bursary exists to help primary schools, teachers and other personnel to deliver more and better sporting opportunities and PE in schools, both within the curriculum and before/after school, by providing financial support to purchase equipment. The scheme so far has been able to provide up to £300 of funding to any primary school located within Tyne & Wear.
The first bursary round was opened before Christmas and closed in January of this year. Tyne & Wear Sport received over 20 applications from schools across the area, asking for more than £3500 worth of funding for new equipment.
After assessing each application and looking how each request for equipment could have a sustainable impact on the school, we were very pleased to award over £2000 worth of funding. Examples of how the bursaries are going to be spent, range from new goalposts for a school to aid the rise in football teams and to support community links with local clubs, and another is for a school to buy new gymnastics springboards so that they can improve gymnastic provision within curriculum time, improve after school clubs and to train towards local School Games events.
Tyne & Wear Sport have now opened another round of the equipment bursary, for more information please contact Claire Lee on (0191) 4972326 or visit our webpage through the link below.
Please note the deadline for applications is Friday 5th May 2017.