We are delighted to announce Little Wing Little Stars is back! Open to all kid’s club, from sports to music and from art to dance, the scheme returns after two highly successful years, with 12 clubs to date having benefitted from the cash boost.
The Little Stars bursary programme is open to all clubs with kids under the age of 13 and located near each of Little Wing’s six branches: Enniskillen, Holywood, Bangor and Ann Street, Lisburn Road and Ballyhackamore in Belfast*. Each of the six winning clubs will receive a £500 bursary each to spend as they wish.
Commenting on the club bursaries, Luke Wolsey, Managing Director of Little Wing Pizzeria said:
“Little Wing is always looking for opportunities to give back to the community and now that we have six restaurants in six different communities, the Little Wing Little Stars bursaries are a great way to get involved with the children and families in the area.
“The programme is back for a third year to give local clubs a chance to apply for funding: we get a lot of requests for sponsorship and assistance throughout the year and the Little Stars bursary programme can make a real difference to these clubs.
“I hope all of our local clubs will apply for the chance to win the bursary which can be used towards whatever they need, whether its equipment, new kits or the running costs of the club.”
Last year’s winners were Bangor Chiefs Inline Hockey Club, Enniskillen Rugby Football Club Minis, St John Bosco Amateur Boxing Club in West Belfast, Sydenham United Football Club and VC Glendale Cycling Club in South Belfast, all of whom benefitted from a £500 bursary for their club, with Holywood Tae Kwon Do club and Pophouse Theatre Company in Finaghy splitting the bursary to receive £250 each.
Coach Michael Rowley from Sydenham United Football club said “The Little Wing Little Stars bursary made a big difference to our club: we purchased training equipment, junior nets, footballs and bibs plus first aid kits for our junior teams. The children felt the immediate benefit of the £500 cash and their parents were thrilled to see the equipment in the club.
“The bursary can make all the difference to your club – we would encourage any children’s club to apply. It really helped us!”
To apply for the bursary scheme, children’s clubs simply need tell us their local Little Wing, write a 300 word explanation of why they need the bursary and what it will be used for, or alternatively they can create a two minute video and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org before the closing date of Monday 21st November 2016