A new charity, The Lacrosse Foundation, has launched today (13 September) focused on supporting the game across Great Britain.
The new independent charity will be focused on championing the growth and development of lacrosse across England, Scotland and Wales.
Talking about the launch of the charity, Rob Collinge, Chair of Trustees said: “We believe lacrosse is a really exciting team game and we want to help more people enjoy our great sport, whether that be through playing, coaching, officiating or volunteering.
”We’ve seen the game grow rapidly in recent years and we want to help capitalise on the growing interest in the sport and support clubs, schools, universities and other organisations to drive participation in all areas of the sport.”
He added: “Our new grants programme is open and we’d welcome applications from across the lacrosse community. We are also able to offer support for lacrosse organisations looking to raise their own funds, so please get in touch.”
The Foundation, which is managed by nine trustees, was born out of the South of England Lacrosse Educational Trust.
After receiving a generous legacy donation from Roger Okill, a stalwart of lacrosse, the charity has reformed with its new ambitious national remit.
The charity’s grants programme is looking to support projects that align with The Foundation’s vision - Lacrosse is accessible to all and played in every corner of Great Britain – with financial support available for small and large initiatives alike.
In addition to its grants programme, The Foundation is also able to offer organisations the opportunity to raise their own funds through the charity, which provides access to Gift Aid.
If you would like to make a donation to The Lacrosse Foundation you can do so through the charity’s My Donate profile or you can get in touch with the charity’s fundraising team at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details on the Lacrosse Foundation and information on the grant application process, visit www.thelacrossefoundation.co.uk