Bumper round of Brent sports grants announced

Great news for Brent sports clubs, as the Wembley National Stadium Trust announces one of its largest ever distributions of grants to local groups.


In total, 38 awards were agreed, totalling almost £225,000. This brings the amount awarded by the Trust for sporting activities in the borough over the past seven years to more than £2.3m, shared between almost 200 different organisations.


Dinah Cox OBE, the WNST Chair of trustees said,

“The range and quality of local sports activities in the borough continues to impress us. Despite numerous pressures, clubs and community groups are maintaining an excellent standard of provision for local residents, helping keep them fit, active and healthy.


“This round of awards is supporting a wide array of different sporting activities – football, badminton, volleyball, bowling, cricket, sailing, exercise classes and athletics; as well as a number of multi-sports initiatives for young and old alike. There really is something going on for everyone in Brent!”


One of our grant recipients this time is Track Academy, the well-known athletics club based at Willesden Sports Centre. Founder and Director, Connie Henry, told us:

“Track Academy has been fortunate to receive several awards from WNST over the years, which have helped us with our core work, getting more young people involved in athletics. Charitable funding of this kind is essential if we are to maintain our success in improving young people’s health and fitness, which impacts on so many areas of their daily lives.

“This grant will enable us to take our work into local primary schools, encouraging children to get active at an earlier age and encouraging them to come out and try different activities at one of our regular sessions at Willesden Sports Centre. The money will make a real difference, so a huge ‘Thank You’ from everyone at Track Academy.”