Together Funding Awarded to Cherry Judo Club
Cherry Judo Club, Lincoln, have been awarded a £4036 grant from Sport England's Together Fund, to enable them to introduce more people in their local area to Judo.
The club have been established in the local community for over 20 years, but following Covid lockdowns have been experiencing reduced members taking part. The club have identified that this partly due to people not being able to afford the cost of taking part and purchasing judo suits.
Cherry Judo Club will use the Together Fund Grant to run an eight-week block of Judo based fitness sessions introducing people to activity and regular exercise building up their confidence levels with a light touch to throwing and groundwork. These sessions will be free of charge to encourage all to take part without any barriers for those in financial hardship.
This will be followed by a second eight-week block that is aimed at those wanting to engage in full contact judo and participants who are returning to the sport, which will cost just £2 for each weekly session.
The club will also support low-income families who want to attend by providing people with Judo suits if required.
In addition to this the club are planning to send coaches on a BJA adapted Judo Course, so they can support members with a disability to take part.
Find out more about the funding and successful programmes here.