WNST is pleased to announce the publication of its 2017/18 Annual Review, a copy of which can be downloaded here.
The review highlights the work we have been pleased to fund over the year and shows how taking part in sports activities really can make a difference to people’s quality of life – whether that it getting fitter and healthier, relieving social isolation, or helping to rebuild someone’s life after a period of difficulty.
In LB Brent, where Wembley Stadium is located, we have now made more than 300 grants to over 170 different organisations, worth in total close to £2m, the collective impact of which is considerable. This has included funds generated as a result of Tottenham Hotspur’s hire of Wembley, whilst their White Hart Lane home is being rebuilt.
Further afield, across London, we are continuing to support “TeamUp” the programme devised by England Netball, England Hockey and the England & Wales Cricket Board, to increased participation of primary school-age girls in team sports; whilst our disability football initiative “Every Player Counts” delivered in partnership with the EFL Trust is maintaining its fantastic track record of getting thousands of disabled people up and down the country, playing football.
WNST Chief Executive, Stewart Goshawk, said:
“Every year, our annual review highlights the brilliant grassroots sports work that is happening in our local communities. For many people, spending a regular hour playing a favourite game at a nearby club is a break from the pressures of everyday life, as well as the chance to stay fit and healthy. But without the knowledge, experience and commitment of the coaches, staff and volunteers at each organisation, our funding would never achieve the impact it does. So thank you to each and every one of you.”