You have been successful in your application for a grant from the Be Active Wales Fund. We hope it will go a long way in helping you move forward with a new, exciting project.
The Be Active Wales Fund supports great projects within sports clubs and organisations across Wales and is only made possible thanks to The National Lottery.
£30 million is raised every week for good causes thanks to National Lottery players, and it’s important that we shout out loud about how grateful we are for their help, so that they keep on supporting you in the future.
We’d love you to post about your grant to raise awareness of how the Be Active Wales Fund is helping your club, let other clubs know how it might help them, and thank the National Lottery for their support.
Below, you’ll see several tools which will help you say thank you, including:
- Pre-written social media post ideas.
- A draft press release for your website or local media.
- Downloadable social media tiles.
Suggested Social Media Posts
You will find four downloadable social tiles below. These tiles can be used to spread the news about your funding across your social platforms and say a big thank you to players of the National Lottery for their support.
Don’t forget to tag us @sportwales and @lottogoodcauses and use the hashtags: #BeActiveWales #ThanksToYou #NationalLottery
Below are some suggested posts which you may want to use on social media:
Social media post #1
The @sportwales #BeActiveWales fund will help us move forward with our next project. Thanks to @LottoGoodCauses players for their support! #ThanksToYou
Find out how your club could benefit from lottery funding too, at www.sport.wales/beactivewalesfund
Social media post #2
The @sportwales #BeActiveWales fund will help get more people active in our community. Thanks to @LottoGoodCauses players for their support! #ThanksToYou
Find out more: www.sport.wales
Social media post #3
The @sportwales #BeActiveWales fund is helping us bring our exciting idea to life! Thanks to @LottoGoodCauses players for their support! #ThanksToYou
Find out more: www.sport.wales
Suggested Press Release
Here is a written template that you can edit to include details about your funding so that you can hopefully hit the headlines in your local area. Simply email it (along with a photo if possible) to your local newspaper, website, or radio station. As journalists receive numerous media releases each day, there’s nothing wrong with following it up with a quick phone call too!
(Insert club/organisation) awarded ‘Be Active Wales’ funding.
(Insert club/organisation name) have received a share of National Lottery funding aimed at supporting grassroots sports clubs in Wales.
(Insert club name/organisation) were awarded (insert amount) by Sport Wales’ Be Active Wales Fund to help them (Insert details – explaining the project).
By distributing money from The National Lottery, the Be Active Wales Fund offers clubs grants to get more people participating, or to help keep people taking part at clubs and activities into the future.
(Insert name of club/organisation spokesperson) said: “This funding will make a massive difference for our club. We hope to use it to ensure our club (can be more sustainable / tackle inequalities in our community / be more innovative) which will no doubt attract more people to reap the benefits of sport our existing members already enjoy.”
To find out more about the Be Active Wales Fund please visit www.sport.wales/beactivewalesfund