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Case Studies

Ilkeston Swimming Club Community Grant

The friendly, family-orientated club based in Victoria Park Leisure Centre has a Social Committee who organises various events throughout the year to help subsidise the social teambuilding of the club. The community is at the heart of Ilkeston Swimming Club, which relies entirely on volunteers, from committee members to coaches, timekeepers and poolside helpers.

Brackley Leisure Centre Community Grant

South Northants Youth Engagement (SNYE) runs youth groups across South Northants, in Towcester and Brackley, helping to engage the youth and community in the local areas. In Brackley, the group is based in Brackley Leisure Centre, operated by Legacy Leisure.

Bicester Charity Running Club Community Grant

With over 10 years’ experience in the “Violence Against Women and Girls” sector, including numerous research projects and a master’s degree, Lisa Ward is an expert in the field. Lisa is also passionate about running, and participates in ultra-marathons across the country - with her longest being an incredible 54km!

Queen Bees Community Grant Fund

Based in the heart of Derbyshire, Queen Bees is a netball club like no other, bringing a warm friendly atmosphere into the increasingly popular sport of netball.

Sporting Western FC Community Grant

Based in Weston-super-Mare, Sporting Western FC is a popular football club with very strong links to the local community. Founded in 1998 as a way for a group of friends to simply play football together, the club is going strong to this day with several senior and junior teams, and still remains focused on a community spirit.

Ockbrook & Borrowash Lawn Tennis Club Community Grant Fund

The well-established tennis club features five outdoor carpeted tennis courts, enabling them to offer a range of opportunities for all ages and abilities to play tennis.

Bright Star Sports Community Grand Fund

Developed by three Olympians and professional badminton players, Bright Star Sports’ primary focus is to provide weekly and school holiday coaching camps for children.

Towcester Hockey Community Grant Fund

An ever-present in the community of Towcester for 40 years, Towcester Hockey Club has received funding from Legacy Leisure in partnership with ukactive award winning Towcester Leisure Centre.

Whitemore Bay Surf Lifesaving Club Community Grant Fund

Established in 2002, the club has grown each year to become a big part of the community in Barry.

Alisha Reayer Community Grant Fund

Alisha found her love for tennis at an early age and quickly progressed into becoming a talented player. As a junior she was ranked in the top 10 players in Great Britain as an under 18. This led to her gaining a full tennis scholarship to the University of Memphis.

Barry Beavers Disabled Swimming Club Community Grant Fund

At the heart of the community in Barry, Barry Leisure Centre accommodates the swim club, which is a registered charity and run by volunteers.

Thatcham Tornadoes Community Grant Fund

The Thatcham Tornadoes exemplify everything Ability Counts stands for. A locally run football club providing local football for U6’s to adults, with the club recently celebrating their 50 years anniversary.

CT-Martial Arts Community Grant Fund

The club was formed in 2017 as a way to promote the sport of Kickboxing to the local community. The club has since gone from strength to strength, expanding to other local communities around Calcot and Tilehurst in order to make its training more accessible.

Pheonix Lacrosse Club Community Grant Fund

Lacrosse. Not your traditional English sport after its origination from our American friends. But that doesn’t stop approximately 18,000 people across the UK from participating in it and more importantly having a passion for it.

Hornets RFC Chiefs Community Grant Fund

Hornets RFC Chiefs are an under 10’s rugby team, mixed between both girls and boys, who play every Sunday throughout the rugby season across the South West.

Byfield Cricket Club Community Grant

There aren’t too many better sites and atmospheres than the sun beaming down in the evening on a local cricket club, with young children finding the love for a British game. The grant from Legacy Leisure has allowed the club to purchase a portable cricket net. The fact that the net is portable is a huge advantage, in that it is easily transportable to the wicket from the storage space.

Seth Norman Community Grant Fund

Speedway, a form of motorsport held on clay or dirt surfaced oval race tracks. A sport that requires high concentration, technique, determination and an element of risk to reach the top. Seth Norman, from Banbury, is a British ranked junior speedway rider. The funding from Legacy Leisure will pay for vital protective equipment such as a new protective neck brace and a new race helmet.