More than £20,000 has been awarded to sports clubs, athletes and coaches across Manchester, as part of the legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The funding - from the Neighbourhood Sports Fund for clubs and from the Champions Charter fund for individual athletes and coaches - will make sports accessible to more people in the city, while also supporting athletes with star potential and the coaches who are vital for their development.
After successfully applying for money from Manchester City Council’s Neighbourhood Sports Fund: -
Moss Side Squash Club will upgrade courts at Moss Side Leisure Centre
A new trampolining club will be set up at the Factory Youth Zone in Harpurhey
Moston Juniors Football Club will start a new coaching scheme for local youngsters
The City of Manchester Institute of Gymnastics will set up a new primary development group at their base in Gorton.
Meanwhile, Manchester athletes who have the potential to compete at international level - including BMX rider Ricardo Addy Mellor, gymnast Elliott Cooper and high jumper Seun Okome - received grants from the Champions Charter fund to aid their progress.
Coaches in the fields of badminton, gymnastics and cycling have also received funding from the Champions Charter, which is a partnership between the council and the Manchester Sport & Leisure Trust.
Rebecca Livesey, Chief Executive of the Manchester Sport & Leisure Trust, said: "By supporting these legacy schemes, we are reaffirming our commitment to accessible sport across the city. Through this scheme and many other initiatives, we’re confident athletes, coaches, volunteers and clubs from grass roots level right through to elite performance benefit from unrivalled support and opportunities to help them reach their potential - unique to living and participating in Manchester".