SPORT groups for young people in Govan have the chance to grab a £2000 windfall.

Elderpark Housing and technology company Target Applications want to hear from established sports organisations who could use the money.

A successful applicant will be selected to receive the cash.

Gary Dalziel, Chief Executive of Elderpark, said: “This is a great way of delivering help for sports groups which benefit young people and is another example of Elderpark working with others to help our community.

“We are very grateful to Target Applications for their contribution for sports which we have matched with £1000 from ourselves.”

Certain criteria apply to the funding applications which are as follows:

*The group must be an established sporting organisation for young people

*The group must be based in the wider Govan area

*A number of grants will be awarded at the discretion of Elderpark Housing with at least one going to a group focusing on 5 to 11 year olds and a second for the age group 12 to 16

*A brief summary is required explaining in no more than eight paragraphs why the group should be awarded the money, outlining what it does and why the money is needed

*Only emails will be accepted (no letters) and should be sent to

*The application can relate to any sport which involves the participation of young people

Gary added: “Some examples of local sports might be a local football team, a running club involving young people or basketball or netball groups although it could be anything which encourages the participation of sports within the wider Govan area.

“Applications need to relate to an established organisation and the money, by way of example, could be used to provide football strips with logos, provide money for equipment or supporting the cost of hiring facilities where the sport can take place.”

Johnathan Briggs, Chief Executive of Target Applications said: “We are delighted to be working with Elderpark Housing and helping young people enjoy their sport.

“These have been difficult months due to the health emergency when sports activities for youngsters have in many cases, been heavily restricted or abandoned altogether. This money will undoubtedly be a helping hand when it is needed most.”

Applications should be sent to no later than December 8, 2021.

Grants will be distributed in January 2022.