A four-week fundraising frenzy is set to see a huge grant given to Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme who are taking part in the second edition of the South Yorkshire Charity Sports Challenge.
An initiative administrated by Hallam FM’s Cash for Kids charity, in partnership with the Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA and SIV, sees ten local groups competing for investment into their club.
Each group has from October 12 to November 12 to raise as much money as possible, with the promise that each group gets their fundraising efforts matched to the value of £2,500.
A further £2,500 will be awarded to the group that raises the most money across the competition to encourage them to raise as much money as possible.
Each group are using funds to support sick and disadvantaged children, projects including investment in kit, facilities and subsiding costs of training to support families on low incomes, are just some of the projects in the pipeline with the money raised.
Isobel Dunn, Premier League Coordinator at Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme said: “This is an incredible opportunity for our club to get a huge amount of investment to improve our facilities and offerings to children in our local community.”
Each group will find out how much their club is awarded at a celebratory ceremony held at English Institute of Sport in November. The first campaign earlier this Summer saw nine groups granted a share of £85,000.