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Allianz donates £50,000 to support diversity and inclusion in community sports

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Allianz donates £50,000 to support diversity and inclusion in community sports

The Allianz Sports Fund has awarded £50,000 to local sports clubs to support diversity and inclusion initiatives.

The scheme which launched in 2021, allows Allianz broker partners to nominate a local sport club or team, that takes part in an Olympic or Paralympic sport, for a donation between £500-£3000.

In this latest round of funding, Allianz has supported 43 local clubs which all have a focus on supporting diversity and inclusion within the local community. This brings the total donations to £150k across 122 sports clubs since the Allianz Sports Fund launched last year.

Beneficiaries of funding include:

  • Aquila Taekwondo, Sidcup London, which will use the funds to support the classes it runs for children with disabilities by paying for venue hire and equipment

  • Thanet Wanderers Rugby Union Football Club, Broadstairs, will use its grant to continue promoting rugby among the girls and ladies in the Thanet area of Kent
  • Penzance Tennis Club, Cornwall, which provides a Walking Tennis programme to help encourage more people to stay active in later life
  • Beacon Hill Football Club, Surrey (pictured) which bought special frames so children with cerebral palsy can participate.

Neill McWilliams, frame football coach for Beacon Hill Football club, said: “With this donation we look forward to building throughout the next season and beyond. This incredible donation will have a real impact enabling children with Cerebral Palsy to enjoy football.”

Carolyn Rich, head of brand and social responsibility, Allianz Insurance said: “As the Worldwide Insurance Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Movements, we are passionate about the power of sport. It’s been fantastic to receive so many broker nominations in this third round of applications, demonstrating that the scheme has really gained momentum.

“This year we took the opportunity to support clubs who have, or would like to have, programmes which focus on diversity and inclusivity. We know the important impact that sport has within a community and we’re very happy to support the amazing work local clubs are doing to ensure everyone can benefit.”

The next round of funding will provide support to clubs looking to implement new initiatives and improve coaching. Nominations open on 5th September and brokers can find further information on the Allianz website.

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