CHARITABLE organisation Everyone 4 Sport CIC in Solihull, has received a £9,650 grant from HS2’s Community and Environment Fund.
The cash will go towards encouraging participation in a range of activities including racket sports, fitness and exercise, petanque and multi-sports.
Everyone 4 Sport works with local charities, organisations that support people living with disability, schools and other educational institutions to provide accessible sport.
Everyone 4 Sport has delivered 12 separate projects over the last decade, working with more than 1,750 people across the region.
An increasingly important part of their work includes working with special needs schools, learning difficulty day centres, charities, and care homes to promote physical and outdoor activity in an accessible way.
They have recently established a community hub at Hampton Tennis Club and Coleshill Tennis Club.
MP for Meriden, Saqib Bhatti, said: “I am delighted to see that Everyone 4 Sport has received important funding that will help the charity in its efforts to extend access to sports and exercise to all parts of the local community.
“This funding will go towards helping more children and adults gain access to sports which no doubt will improve their mental and physical health.”
Cathy Elliott, independent chair of HS2 CEF Funds, added: “Everyone 4 Sport provides a key service to their community by offering local people in and around Solihull a chance to participate in sports and exercise.”
Director of Everyone 4 Sport, Ian Poole, said: “We have started to work with pre-school and nursery children suffering from deprivation to re-engage with friends via sporting activities both within their setting and through the local sports club which is what we see as a pillar of the local community.”