Congratulations to our June winners!

By Kate Grantham

LoveBrum received the exciting news in December 2017 that the charity would receive £250,000 of National Lottery funding from the Big Lottery Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. The new grant has meant that, as of June 2018, we will be able to fund all three projects that are showcased each month. Our valued members will continue to vote for the three causes each month, with one winning £2,000, one winning £1,000 and one winning £500.

June saw us showcase three fantastic projects, dedicated to ensuring sport is accessible and inclusive to everyone in our wonderful city.

£2,000 winner-Moseley Road Baths CIO

Grade II listed Moseley Road Baths has been restored and renovated to open to the public for swimming once again. The facility provide a variety of swimming sessions and opportunities for people in the community, including women only sessions.

Your £2,000 donation will cover the cost for 6 women to train as lifeguards and to undergo the customer care and safeguarding section of the volunteer training programme. This will enable Moseley Road Baths to open for more sessions, and safely cover swimming sessions for local people, as well as continue to expand their services.

£1,000 winner-Birmingham Blaze FC

Birmingham Blaze FC brings people of all backgrounds together to play football in a safe, non-judgemental environment, where the LGBT community can play football with the peer support that is not always available in mainstream clubs. From September 2018, Birmingham Blaze FC will be joining a local mainstream football league in the hope to bring more awareness to who they are, and what they do!

The £1,000 funding will support the continuation of the team and contribute towards pitch hire fees, as well as new equipment for the team.

£500 winner-JABS B8 FC

Junior Academy of Birmingham Sport, or JABS B8 FC, provides a football programme for children aged 5+ and helps to promote and foster enthusiasm for football within the local community and improve self-esteem, leadership and the health of young people. They are working hard to provide equal opportunities for girls in sport.

£500 will help the girls football team to get off the ground and ensure its sustainability. The funding will be put towards the team’s pitch hire and training equipment costs, including the purchase of new JABS B8 FC kits for the girls team, giving them a real sense of inclusion in the club.

Thank you to everyone who voted! Don’t forget to vote for your favourite project this month!

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