Charity wants to give young people a sporting chance

Wellingborough golfer Ryan Evans, who has benefited from help from the Travers Foundation
Wellingborough golfer Ryan Evans, who has benefited from help from the Travers Foundation

A Northamptonshire charity has launched a programme to help people aged between 18 and 30 improve their skills in sports and the creative and performing arts.

The Travers Foundation’s Coaching Programme aims to help people with the cost of coaching and professional support.

This could be for groups or individuals living in Northamptonshire, Rutland or Leicestershire.

Funds are limited and will be allocated to just ten successful applicants.

The money is available for young actors, dancers, singers, artists and sports stars of the future, who are just starting out in their chosen field, or for those who have already achieved some success.

The charity will match each pound the candidate raises, up to a total of £300.

This means, for example, if the applicant can raise £240, the charity would be able to turn this into £600 through its donation and gift aid.

Applications - which must be made on the charity’s website at www.travers-foundation.org.uk – have to be submitted by 31st March 2014 and the successful candidates will be notified by the end of April.

Wellingborough amateur international golfer Ryan Evans has already benefited from the charity’s help.

Ryan said: “Thank you to The Travers Foundation and everyone at home for supporting me.”

The 23-year-old is currently competing in Australia and has won trophies in a number of competitions.