The Wimbledon Foundation, the charity of The All England Lawn Tennis Club and The Championships, has awarded grants totalling more than £50,000 to help residents to be more physically active.
The Get Set, Get Active Fund, launched by the Wimbledon Foundation in 2016, aims to help local people of all ages and abilities to take part in physical or sports activities.
Grants are awarded to local projects designed to not only improve people’s physical well-being but also to aid their mental well-being by learning a new skill, meeting new people and in turn making communities stronger.
Grants have recently been awarded to 26 local groups and clubs active in the boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth covering a varied range of pursuits from skateboarding sessions for young people to golf sessions for the over-60s.
Helen Parker, Head of the Wimbledon Foundation, said: “One of the foundation’s key goals is to support healthy and active lives.
Sport not only improves people’s physical well-being, it can help improve people’s mental well-being through learning a new skill or making new friends.
“Through our Get Set, Get Active Fund we want to support the fantastic work being done by local groups and clubs.”