Walking Football development

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Walking Football development

Walking Football development

South Bucks & Chiltern Walking Football Club By South Bucks & Chiltern Walking Football Club

Walking Football provides substantial health and social benefits for people aged 50yrs+. Our aim is market our sessions and provide these benefits to increasing numbers of people across our Community.

Chiltern District Idea stage

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Walking Football (WF) has become a phenomenon nationally and, beyond enjoyment and exercise, provides subtantial health and social benefits for both Ladies and Gentlemen primarily aged 50 years old+ . Not least in Buckinghamshire, where South Bucks & Chiltern WFC have taken the lead and now deliver 8 WF sessions every week, stage 3 WF Festival events every year and we also run 3 teams who play in leagues and tournaments. Most people who take up our slowed down version of the 'Beautiful Game' haven't played for very many years (if ever) and a significant number of people return to meaningful regular activity via WF and these include people recovering from serious illnesses and cancers, mental health issues and, also, sufferers helping manage their diabetes by playing regularly. To expand our programme and provide these key health and social benefits for more and more people 50+, we need to invest in obtaining more kit & equipment, subsidise facility fees and fund additional marketing.

What we'll deliver:

  • We will obtain my needed equipment to be able to be able to accomodate new recruits to our walking football sessions
  • We will obtain team shirts for our 3 league teams
  • We will intensify our marketing to attract new recruits to our sessions

Why it's a great idea:

It is well established that regular activity, both in terms of exercise and social interaction, is the key to a healthy life in people's later years. Indeed with the NHS spending somewhere close to 65% of it's budget on this age group, healthy 'seniors' are an absolute plus for society as a whole. Football being the national sport and with so many people having played in their respective youths (not that anyone needs to have played previously to take part), the ability now to again play in a slowed down version of the game once much loved is very attractive. And that's certainly the case once people are introduced to the game and experience a Walking Football session close to where they live. Undisputedly the case that once people come along for the first time and take part, we very rarely lose them.

Steps to get it done:

  • Obtaining additional kit and equipment

Location Chiltern District

Chiltern District has 11 other projects and £335,000 in potential grant funding

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Chiltern District Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £665

Equipment/Kit/Subsidies/marketing - £601 (90%)
Other - £64 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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90%
Equipment/Kit/Subsidies/marketing
£601
10%
Other
£64
  • Spacehive fees
    £30
  • Transaction Fees
    £28
  • VAT
    £6

Overfunding

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: Marketing development to further raise the profile of walking football, the benefits and to further promote our sessions - and the welcome that awaits.

Total £665

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