Dean Thistle F.C. from Kilmarnock recently received a £500 grant from The SFP Trust’s 2020 Club Development Grant scheme. The initiative, funded by the SFP Trust in partnership with The Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust, was developed to assist grassroots clubs in three specific areas – to increase participation by adding a new team to a club’s existing membership; to improve, enhance and sustain existing team activity through the purchase of new training equipment and/or funding First Aid training for coaches or thirdly to support Coach Education.
This ever-growing grassroots club from the Scottish FA South West region who provide activity for over 285 boys and girls chose to use their award to purchase new training equipment and to help some of their new coaches gain their 1.1 coaching badges. James Nimbley from the club commented “Dean Thistle were delighted to receive this financial award from the SFP Trust which will enable us to buy much needed equipment for our young teams and will also go towards coach education. We are extremely grateful to the SFP Trust and the Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust.”