Olympic legacy scheme for clubs

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A community sports scheme that hopes to keep alive the London 2012 legacy is being launched for the second-year running in South Yorkshire.

The 2013 Community Games gives local groups the chance to apply for up to £500 in funding from South Yorkshire Sport.

The money can be used to host sports and arts events that bring people together.

The scheme was introduced last year, with almost 40 festivals, fun days and sporting competitions staged across the region.

Stuart Rogers, development manager at South Yorkshire Sport, said: “The Community Games programme was a huge success in 2012 so we are expecting many groups to get involved once again.

“You could hold an event to celebrate the first anniversary of London 2012, the torch relay or the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.

“The programme gives communities the opportunity to get together and celebrate what makes their area special.”

For more information about applying for funding, visit http://www.sysport.co.uk/community_games or call 0114 223 5683.