Community Leisure Centre sets up fund for local sports groups

Sturfit is a local charity set up to specifically run the Sturminster Newton Leisure Centre. The aims of the charity are to promote health enriching sporting activities within the Sturminster area.

The Trustees of Sturfit would welcome applications from local sporting groups for a start up bursary to encourage the growth of sporting activities within the Sturminster area. Applications would be welcome from organisations which could demonstrate the following:

  • That their activities would have a significant impact on the health and well-being of a substantial number of Sturminster area residents
  • That the activity would not replicate the activities of any other group offering the same activity within the area
  • That the organisation has a clear plan as to how the planned activity might develop

The bursary is not tied to the use of the Leisure Centre, though applications which plan to use the centre would be given priority.

In any one year there would be four bursaries of £250 totalling £1000. Applications would be received by January 1st. Projects could include applications for coaching funding/and or equipment. In the event of any organisation purchasing equipment, and that organisation being wound up, then the equipment would become the property of Sturfit.

For further information and to apply please email –