STREETSPORT, the Denis Law Legacy Trust’s flagship programme and run in partnership with Robert Gordon University (RGU), has received £4,350 from the Lord Provost’s Charitable Trust Covid-19 hardship fund.
Streetsport delivers free weekly sports and creative activity sessions for young people across Aberdeen by utilising mobile sports arena and equipment in various locations including car parks, parks and local facilities.
The funding has enabled the small charity to purchase food vouchers for families that needed them the most during the pandemic and allows planning ahead to ensure its programme can return as soon as possible in a safe and effective way.
This includes funding to purchase the correct PPE and cleaning materials to help ensure Streetsport environments are safe and clean for all staff, volunteers and participants.
The charity also received additional sports kits that will help young people enjoy physical activity and wellbeing activities whist taking in consideration the distancing guidance currently in place.
David Suttie one of the trustees of the Denis Law Legacy Trust, said: “Thanks to the Lord Provosts hardship fund the Denis Law Legacy Trust have been able to continue to support the communities we work in during this incredibly hard time.”
In less than three months since its launch the Covid-19 Hardship Fund raised £251,513 thanks to donations from members of the public, business people and donations of £100,000 from the Seven Incorporated Trades Widows’ Charity and £100,000 from Aberdeen City Council via the Common Good Fund.
Barney Crockett, The Lord Provost of Aberdeen, said: “The Denis Law Legacy Trust and its Streetsport programme is a fantastic asset that serves Aberdeen well. The dedication of its staff and volunteers is clear to see and the fact they have been able to mobilise and help the Streetsport community in new ways during the pandemic is fantastic.”
In total 39 charities have received £251,070, supporting 5,088 individuals, 3,626 families, 1,835 children and young people, and 23,920 meals, 5,806 food parcels and 15,000 fruit packs.