Under 19's Sports Grants 2019-20 - 19 clubs share £134k

Thursday 25 July 2019

Local sports clubs have received a £134,000 boost in the form of one-off grants from Inverclyde Council.

Nineteen clubs shared the cash from the council’s Under 19’s Sports Grants fund. The awards ranged from £15,000 to help the Inverclyde Amateur Swimming Club with hire costs, coaching costs and assistance towards taking part in swimming galas to £1,000 to help the Lady Alice Bowling Club pay for coaching for its junior members.

Councillor Graeme Brooks, Chair of the council’s Grants Sub Committee, said, “It’s really important to involve young people in sport. It can lead to a life-long interest which protects their health and builds friendships.

“Training from an early age is also important for achieving competition success which enhances Inverclyde’s prestige nationally and internationally.”

The Under 19’s Sports Grants fund helps groups with the ongoing running costs of their club while they provide sporting activities which contribute to the quality of life of young people in Inverclyde.

Under 19’S Sports Grants – Round 1 2019/20





Ardgowan Football Development

Support towards hire costs of Wemyss Bay Astro turf for club development



Ardgowan Tennis Club

Wish to develop work in schools hopefully leading to schools league -  this will involve venue, coaching and equipment costs.  Also wish support towards ongoing fencing repairs



Broomhill Boys Club


Support towards pitch hire costs for training/match game, strips and training equipment and community project with Broomhill Hub on mental health awareness




Clydeside Athletic

Assistance with training and match day kit for coaches and players and additional equipment



East End United Boys Club

Support towards pitch hire costs for the season



Greenock Cricket Club

Wish to purchase shock absorbing matting and a Flicx Portable Cricket Wicket – roll out synthetic surface that allows play in all weathers and can be used for matches, training and taking to school to provide a suitable playing surface



Greenock Glenpark Harriers

Support towards cost of hiring Ravenscraig Stadium and Notre Dame HS for junior training.



Greenock Morton Community Trust

Funding towards facility hire for training purposes and coaching



Greenock United Football Club

Support to cover cost of pitch hire



Greenock Wanderers RFC

Support towards the hire of 3G pitches and sports hall to allow youth rugby training to take place throughout the year.  Support also for training for coaches



Inverclyde Amateur Swimming Club


Funding towards facility hire costs which are substantive part of club running costs; coaching costs and costs associated with competing at galas



Inverclyde Archers

Support towards sports hall provision



Inverclyde Athletic Club

Support towards hire of facilities for weekly training sessions and development camps



Inverclyde Cricket Club


Extension of Growing Cricket in Inverclyde – develop the playing pathway from school to club, expand the existing primary school programme, further develop the club junior coaching programme



Lady Alice Bowling Club Junior Section

Support towards coaching of junior members



Port Glasgow Boys Club

Support towards hire of facilities for weekly training sessions/games, coaching and first aid courses and summer camp



Port Glasgow Juniors Community Sports Club

Support towards pitch hire for training and match days



St Andrew’s Boys Club

Support towards hire of facilities for weekly training sessions/games



St Stephen’s Boys Club

Support towards hire of facilities for training/games, league registration, coaching and PVG costs



Total Requested


Total Awarded



Page last updated: 25 July 2019