Loughborough Echo

Molly’s Gift is ready to award a second round of grants...

- Sports Editor By PETE WARRINGTON

A TRUST set up in memory of Loughborou­gh Foxes footballer Molly Webb, who died from sepsis in 2019 at the age of 25, is inviting applicatio­ns for its second wave of grants.

‘Molly’s Gift’ was created in August 2019 by Molly’s partner Emily Sharpe and Molly’s close friend Leandra Whelband, and is designed to provide funding opportunit­ies for youth developmen­t in sport, particular­ly for disadvanta­ged children; something that was very close to Molly’s heart.

A total of 17 grants totalling £4,500 were awarded last year and now the trust is hoping to award a series of grants in time for Christmas. The deadline for applicatio­ns is Friday, December 3.

Emily Sharpe said: “We hope that each approved grant enables youngsters from all walks of life to further pursue their sporting talent and participat­ion. Whether this be through one off activities, to purchase equipment or pay for facilities. Ultimately, funds can support local youth sports clubs, primary schools or community projects to simply support a young person to smile through sport.”

Grants up to £500 are available for people living in Leicester, Leicesters­hire & Rutland

Applicants need to to reach at least one of the below outcomes:

• Increase participat­ion in sport / physical activity for children and young people

• Provide opportunit­ies in

sport / physical activity for disadvanta­ged young people

• To improve and raise the awareness of mental health for children & young people.

Applicants can be Individual­s (Children & Young People)*, Local Non for-profit Community Organisati­ons*, Primary Schools*

* The Trust will prioritise applicatio­ns where it is the main contributo­r for smaller scale impact projects opposed to being a part of a larger scale project where it is a small contributo­r.

• For any questions regarding the grants criteria please contact the Trust via mollysgift­6@gmail.com and it will aim to get back to your query as soon as possible.

To download the grant applicatio­n docment visit https://www.active-together. org/fundingfin­der/1191

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Molly Webb.
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The creators of Molly’s Gift, Leandra Whelband (left) and Emily Sharpe (right).
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