Parish Council Grant Award

Swindon Town Women FC receive £1000 grant from South Swindon Parish Council.

From left: First Team Centre Back Alice Telling, Councilor Nadine Watts, Club Secretary Tim Hall

South Swindon Parish Council have recently awarded the club a £1000 grant following a successful application into the Parish Council Small Grants pot.

The grant comes at a welcome time for the club due to the ongoing Covid19 pandemic which has seen a halt to all club activity resulting in a loss of income.

When the club return to training hopefully in the not too distant future the grant will ensure the ability for the club to continue to train under the 3G floodlights at the excellent Foundation Park, home of Swindon Town Football Community Foundation, which has been a winter training base for the past two seasons. It will also support club to deliver home matches that will come thick and fast once back playing and extend our reach in the community.

Council Nadine Watts who chairs the council’s grants working party was on hand to congratulate the club on the grant award and had the following to say, “Sport has got so many benefits and its not just all about the physical element. Social, teamwork and also helping with mental health particularly during these difficult times are all positive outcomes sport can offer someone.”

“I think young people have been affected so much, particularly during lockdown and its important for a routine to be established once again and part of this will be getting back into sport.”

“It is wonderful that as a parish council we can help with this through the awarding of this grant to the Women’s Football Club.”

Swindon Town Women Football Club would like to place on record their sincere thanks to the South Swindon Parish Council for the generous grant and are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to a fixture or two once it is safe to do so.