Grant for skate park activities

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BMX and skateboard riders in Sheffield are set to receive a boost after a £14,000 grant was awarded to develop new activities.

The money has been donated to Greenhill BMX and Skate Park, Lowedges, by Barclays Spaces for Sports to help attract new members and volunteers.

The funding will go towards Heeley Development Trust delivering activities at the site including a Saturday Club which teaches beginners how to ride.

A link will also be established with Meersbrook Park.

Some of the funding will be used to provide sessions teaching money skills to youngsters not in employment, education or training.

For information about the activities at Greenhill BMX and Skate park email