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Clubs benefit from over £11,000 in Welsh Athletics grants

06/07/2022 00:00, I Mewn Blog / Club Notice Board /

Over £11,000 in grants awarded to clubs from the Commonwealth Games Legacy Fund 2022.

Welsh Athletics are pleased to share detail of the funding we’ve been able to award to clubs from across Wales to help them invest in activities to build capacity ahead of this summer’s inspiring series of international athletics championships, including the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games which is only a few weeks away. We're hoping people of all ages inspired by the Games will take up the athletic opportunites being provided by clubs and local authorites across Wales, including Couch to 5k programmes and the many summer camps for younger children on offer.

‘If your club is looking for funding opportunities you can access the Sport Wales Be Active Fund. This fund is available to affiliated and non-affiliated clubs. Please get in touch with your local development officer who can support you through the application process.

In addition to this, we will be releasing our Club Modernisation Grant later in the year, this fund will be open to all Welsh Athletics Affiliated clubs to support the growth of modernisation within clubs’. 

Hannah Pretty, Head of Development



Amount Awarded

Brecon AC

Starting a Couch to 5K adults’ group, targeting junior members' parents and increasing diversity of membership from the local area. Funding will support facility hire of the track to enable to offer the sessions free of charge, marketing & promotion, and a celebration event at the end of the Couch to 5K. Increased number of members will support an increase in volunteers to support the club.


Betsi Runaways

Funding will support facility hire to support increase in membership, via offering additional sessions to support children attending the club and a focus on inclusive sessions.


Builth Wells & District

Looking to increase offer to engage more members of the community via Couch to 5K and events to welcome the community to the club. Funding will support marketing & promotion & refreshments for their welcome event.


Blaenau Gwent AC

Funding will support marketing materials to promote the club and the delivery of two open day taster sessions, facility hire to deliver two open day taster sessions to attract new junior members from the local area. Outreach sessions will be delivered in local primary schools.


Cardiff Athletics

Cost to support the hosting of friendly competitions with local clubs which will provide opportunities for children, and the opportunity to upskill parents & officials too. Developing the workforce, enhancing existing members’ experience, creating strong relationships between other local junior clubs, will be key outcomes of the project along with increasing membership.


Cornelly Striders

Funding will support website creation and IT tech support, which is part of a larger project to increase membership via Couch to 5K. Club recognise the need to have a professional 'shop window' to promote their activities and draw in new members, as well as a producing a focal point to direct promotions of new Couch to 5k sessions. This will further help them modernise the club.


Colwyn Bay AC 

Restarting the throws section of the club - until now limited offer in the event group due to lack of facility time/coaches and volunteers. Funding will support facility hire to offer a new session in an indoor space initially to support increase of junior membership and the current offer for existing members. Funding will also support the costs of a throws coach delivering a number of sessions to young people and to upskill the workforce too.


Deeside AC

Funding will support setting up a much-needed satellite club with support from a paid coach to establish sessions initially. Long term plan is for the club to train up more coaches to deliver to make the project become sustainable. This will allow the club to offer opportunities to young people on their waiting lists and will help increase membership.


Maldwyn Harriers

Funding to support outreach work in primary schools, delivering a summer camp and increasing participation in junior membership. Funding will support facility hire, promotion & running costs of taster sessions and towards summer camp costs.


Menai Track & Field

Funding will support the delivery of workshops to develop coaches and athletes. Workshops for existing members on nutrition and psychology, delivered by Bangor University. These sessions will also be open to athletes from other clubs across the region. Funding will also support a Commonwealth Games inspired Track & Field open event to encourage children to participate in athletics.


North Wales Regional
Athletic Council

Funding will support the purchase of two electronic wind gauges to support with competition delivery to enhance the competitive experience for members across the region.




TOTAL Awarded