APPLICATIONS are now open for the Aldi Scottish Sport Fund, with clubs located across Perth & Kinross, Fife, Dundee and Angus invited to apply for a share of £50,000.

Now in its third year, the Aldi Scottish Sport Fund aims to help people of all ages take part in physical activity within their local communities by giving clubs the chance to secure up to £500 funding.

Last year, the fund supported a number of clubs across Perth & Kinross, Fife, Dundee and Angus, including Tayside Dynamos, Flyers Trampoline Club, and Perth-based Shotokan Karate.

This year, Aldi hopes to help even more clubs in the region.

The fund is open to any sporting organisation in Scotland with registered charity status, from rugby clubs to after school groups and everything in between.

Groups can apply for funding for a wide range of purposes, including new strips and equipment or to put towards the cost of training facilities and coaching.

Graham Nicolson, group buying director, Aldi Scotland, said: “Since launching back in 2016, over 160 clubs across Scotland have already benefitted from a funding boost of more than £80,000 through Aldi’s Scottish Sport Fund.

"Each year, we are blown away with the response we get to our call for applications, and I hope to see even more sports clubs apply this year.

“It really is heartening to see how much of a difference these clubs make in the lives of people in their communities, and we look forward to continuing to support the brilliant work they do through our Scottish Sport Fund.”

Team GB athlete, Eve Muirhead, said: “Aldi’s continued efforts to help provide sports clubs in Scotland with invaluable financial support is so important for future generations.

"Sport in local communities is a driving force in nurturing potential and every penny counts for these organisations.

"Whether it’s put towards buying kit and equipment, or funding transport to competitions, it makes the world of difference to local sports clubs and their overall performance.” 

Sports clubs located across Perth & Kinross, Fife, Dundee and Angus have until Monday, August 27 to apply for up to £500 funding.

Applications can be made online here.

All applications will be considered by the judging panel and entrants will be notified of the outcome of their funding application within four to six weeks from the region’s deadline.