Nationwide Building Society has awarded £1,000 East Yorshire based football club Elloughton Blackburn after it impressed judges in a UK-wide competition built around mutual respect within the grassroots game.
Britain’s biggest building society have partnered with Football Associations across the UK in landmark three-year deals to help foster positivity and respect across grassroots football. The simple aim is to create a society that's built on mutual respect.
In August Nationwide committed to donating £50,000 to their newly formed Mutual Respect Grants fund to help support grassroots football.
Clubs and teams could apply for one of the 50 grants by explaining why respect is important to their club to be in the chance with being awarded £1,000.There were more than 600 applications from across the UK, with Elloughton Blackburn FC, chosen as one of the deserving winners.
What does respect mean to Elloughton Blackburn?
In their application they highlighted [include here the work the club has done to build and embed respect which was mentioned in the application].
Quote from grant applicant of the grassroots club [person’s name], [person’s role] said: “quote here (please include what your reaction was to receiving the money as well as your plans for the grant.”
Emily Barker, Brand Partnerships Manager at Nationwide Building Society, said: “Mutual respect is something that we value at the core of Nationwide in everything we do, so to be able to give these grants to the clubs that need them the most and those that themselves have demonstrated respect on and off the pitch is really exciting. We are looking forward to seeing how grassroots clubs put the money to use and the difference it makes.”
Click here for more information on Nationwide’s drive for more mutual respect in football and society.