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Nottingham skateboarding project skates to success with National Lottery funding boost

March 14th 2019

by Skate Nottingham CIC

A skateboarding project in Nottingham will help to transform the city and young people’s lives, thanks to a boost from The National Lottery Community Fund, the UK’s largest community funder.

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“We’re stoked to find out that The National Lottery Community Fund will be supporting us for a second year. The projects in 2018 went far beyond our expectations, enabling us to significantly expand the number of people skateboarding in Nottingham, particularly amongst women and girls, and then really focus on the potential educational links between skateboarding and creative and digital fields – that have had such big benefits for our own lives and careers. In 2019, this new grant will help us expand this activity and share the work and ideas of young people from our city worldwide.”

Simon Bernacki and Chris Lawton, Co-Founders of Skate Nottingham

“We're hugely supportive of Skate Nottingham's project, which will raise awareness of the sport in the community and will open another route to get children and young people active, who would usually turn away from traditional sports. With Skateboarding making its debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games next year, projects like this will be essential to the growth of skateboarding in the UK.”

Lucy Adams, Skateboard England & Skateboard GB Chair and pro skateboarder

“We’re delighted to be supporting Skate Nottingham, which is bringing people together in the city to take part in a fun and exciting sport. Thanks to National Lottery players, young people also have the opportunity to learn new skills that they can celebrate and share with their local community. It’s fantastic to see grants of £10,000 or less making such an impact and helping communities to thrive.”

Matt Poole, Senior Head of Regional Funding for the Midlands at The National Lottery Community Fund

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