The 360 Grassroots Foundation, set up to help children participate in grassroots sports in Hull, has today opened applications for funding for the first time since receiving charitable status.
Formed by 360 Chartered Accountants, the Foundation will be providing financial support for families and carers of children in the HU1 to HU9 postcode areas who are currently struggling with the cost of sports subscriptions, kit or travel.
360 Managing Director Adrian Hunter, who is Chair of the charity, said that with the Covid pandemic and the current cost of living crisis making it very difficult for many families, the Foundation intends to remove the financial barriers so that their sons and daughters can participate.
“There are so many benefits to playing sport, both physically and mentally, and we don’t want anyone to drop out for financial reasons or feel they can’t afford to take it up. That’s why we are so thrilled to be able to open the grant application process today. We have reached this milestone for the Foundation after a lot of hard work behind the scenes and are looking forward to helping as many children as we possibly can to play grassroots sport.”
The 360 Foundation has so far raised funds from a series of events organised by 360 over the last 12 months. They will also be working with local sports clubs and agencies as well as with Hull City Council to reach as many young people as possible.
Andy Steele, Founder of 360 Chartered Accountants, said:
“We have a strong history of supporting grassroots and professional sports organisations in the city and it’s great to finally be in a position to help under privileged children get involved and enjoy their sport without worrying about the financial challenges this can bring.”
Applications for the first round of grant funding are being welcomed from the 1st December 2022 to 31st January 2023. It is anticipated that all successful applicants will be notified during February 2023.
Adrian Hunter, continued:
“Applications should be made either direct for children from their parent or guardian by completing the application form on our website or through their club if they have one. Meanwhile, we will also be opening another grant application window in the summer of 2023.”
To apply for funding from the 360 Grassroots Foundation, please visit: www.360accountants.co.uk/360-foundation/
If any individuals or businesses would like to donate to the 360 Grassroots Foundation, please email Foundation@360accountants.co.uk.