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Creating Level Playing Fields

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Creating Level Playing Fields

Thanet Mustangs Flag Football Club By Thanet Mustangs Flag Football Club

Help us provide inclusive sports training sessions, healthy meals, a warm space and sports coach certification for children and young people in Thanet and the surrounding communities...

Cliftonville Fundraising stage

pledged of £9,595
days left

At Thanet Mustangs, we deliver positive mental and physical outcomes for children and young people (CYP) by delivering American Flag Football Training, an inclusive sport that allows girls and boys aged 8 to 17 years old train, develop, play and grow together. Thanet is an area of multiple deprivation in Kent that is being hit hard by the current cost of living crisis. For the past two years, coming out of Covid 19 lockdown, we have worked tirelessly to aquire equipment and facilities to provide free sports training sessions to the cyp of this area and have seen first hand the amazing results on their mental health and physical wellbeing. Now, we need to do MORE. With your help we plan to continue providing free training sessions, and now add free healthy packed lunches, a warm space for post training for all participants and the opportunity for 16+ year olds to take their BAFCA (British American Football Coaches Association) level One coaching Qualification.

What we'll deliver:

  • A Minimum of 3x2 hour training sessions per week for 12 Months
  • A post training healthy packed lunch for every participant
  • A post training warm space for 1 hour
  • Provide BAFCA Coaching Level 1 Training for 16+yo

Why it's a great idea:

These are the outcomes funding will enable us to achieve: Improved physical and mental wellbeing for the CYP in our community. Promotion of healthy activities and healthy eating. Reduction of the negative impact of the cost of living crisis. Improved equality of access in a disadvantaged community. Increased usage of community based facilities. Bringing together CYP from diverse communities. Volunteering opportunities for participants and parents/guardians. Coaching certification opportunities for 16+ year olds

Steps to get it done:

  • Provide 3 x 2 hour training sessions per week
  • Provide a healthy packed lunch for participants
  • Provide a post training warm space
  • Create up to 10 level 1 coaches
  • Recruit volunteers

At the end of July this year, no less than four of our club members have been selected to play for the Team Great Britain Youth Flag Squad :) This would not have been possible for any of these children without the support of previous Crowdfund Kent fundraising projects...


Location Cliftonville

About the space

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Thanet District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £9,594

Coaching costs - 288 hours @ £15ph - £4,320 (45%)
1152 x Healthy Packed Lunches @ £3.40p each - £3,917 (41%)
10 x BAFCA Level 1 Coach Training courses @ £55 each - £550 (6%)
Other - £807 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Coaching costs - 288 hours @ £15ph
1152 x Healthy Packed Lunches @ £3.40p each
10 x BAFCA Level 1 Coach Training courses @ £55 each
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  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation

Total £9,594

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