Suffolk Positive Futures secures grant to continue free sports sessions in Whitton

Positive Futures has been delivering sports in Ipswich Picture: CATCH 22, POSITIVE FUTURES

Positive Futures has been delivering sports in Ipswich Picture: CATCH 22, POSITIVE FUTURES - Credit: Catch22, Suffolk Positive Future

An Ipswich sports club has secured £3,000 in grant funding from the borough council to continue delivering free sports activities for youngsters.

Ipswich Borough Council’s north west area committee approved the £3,000 grant at its latest meeting, which will go to Suffolk Positive Futures and Whitton Sports Centre.

The cash will be used to support a sports project for girls on Friday evenings and a Wednesday afternoon football project, both of which will be held at Whitton Sports Centre.

The borough council’s report said Suffolk Positive Futures’ programme has been running there for 18 months and is “designed to reach families experiencing financial hardship that might otherwise be excluded from sports”.

It added the project aims to make waves on “reducing crime and youth violence in local communities while promoting positive emotional wellbeing”.


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