Last chance for clubs to apply for £300 grant

Norwich's Yelverton FC is celebrating after receiving a donation from the Mars Milk Play Fund

Grassroots football clubs in need of extra funding have just a few days left to apply for a grant from the Mars Milk Play Fund.

Mars are donating cash awards to sports individuals and clubs in need of extra funding so, whether you need help with new kit, travel costs, coaches, training or competition entry fees, visit marsmilk.com and tell them why you need some funding help.

The fund runs until 30 September, when a panel of judges will select ten applicants to receive a £300 cash donation. There is also a £1,000 award for the monthly People's Choice award, where the public can vote for their favourite individual, club or team.

Among last month's winners are Norwich's Yelverton FC, who have secured four promotions in as many seasons and are now playing at their highest ever level.

The club has been going from strength to strength, but they currently have to play 15 miles away from the village, making it difficult for some players to get to.

Yelverton coach Mike Larkin says: "This donation couldn't have come at a better time. To play at our current level, our ground needs to be of a certain standard.

"We have planning permission to transform our local facilities and are now raising the funds to build dug-outs and buy new training kit."

The Mars Milk Play Fund is open to residents of, and clubs and organisations based in the UK and Republic of Ireland only. Applicants must be 18 years or over and only one application will be accepted per person, club or organisation. To apply visit marsmilk.com.

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