Good­sports seek help on fund­ing


JEWISH SPORTS and well-be­ing groups are be­ing en­cour­aged to ap­ply for some of the £1 mil­lion in un­used cash from a Bury Coun­cil drive to get women ex­er­cis­ing.

The “I Will If You Will” cam­paign was tar­geted to spend £2.38 mil­lion of Lot­tery and Sport Eng­land cash by Septem­ber and the low dis­burse­ment has at­tracted crit­i­cism.

One £1,000 grant has gone to Manch­ester Jewish Com­mu­nity Care, which pro­vides as­sis­tance for the elderly. Manch­ester Mac­cabi has rented a room for a pi­lates class through the cam­paign but trea­surer Bernie Yaffe re­ported a gen­eral dif­fi­culty in get­ting fund­ing re­leased.

“We are cur­rently work­ing with Bury with a view to step­ping up ac­tiv­i­ties. We also had a meet­ing with Sport Eng­land to talk about op­por­tu­ni­ties to un­lock funds.”

Fit­ness trainer Caro­line Pak­ter — who runs a women’s Zumba class at Mac­cabi and a “Frumba” ver­sion for Ortho­dox women — urged com­mu­nal groups to ap­ply. “Within our com­mu­nity there are lim­ited places where peo­ple can go to ex­er­cise close by, es­pe­cially Ortho­dox women who need to have the right en­vi­ron­ment.”

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