Community grant to help Rushden Swimming Club during pandemic

Restrictions have meant the club has had to book more pool time and then cover the additional costs

Wednesday, 4th November 2020, 11:25 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th November 2020, 11:28 am

A swimming club has been boosted by a community grant to help them continue training during the pandemic.

Rushden Swimming Club is based at Splash pool in Station Road and has successfully taught many youngsters to swim, even producing several local swimming champions.

But as with many community groups, Covid-19 has led to some difficulties for them, including restrictions meaning they've had to book extra sessions at the pool and then cover the extra cost of this.

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Rushden Swimming Club has received a community grant from the town council

However, Rushden Town Council has been able to help them out along with several other groups in the town.

A spokesman for Rushden Town Council said: "Due to the restrictions caused by social distancing, the Splash Pool has had to limit the amount of members attending at any one time.

"This meant the club has had to book more pool time than usual and at an additional cost.

"Increasing membership fees to cover these additional costs was not considered possible since some members' parents had also suffered a loss of income due to Covid-19.

"The Rushden Town Council community grant was awarded to the club to help them maintain the members' attendance at the pool, without increasing the financial burden on their parents.

"We have also awarded the following community groups with grants - 1st Rushden Scouts Group, Rush2 the Den and Rushden Sea Cadets."

Anyone who runs a community group or charity and would like more details on how to apply for a Rushden Town Council Community Grant can email [email protected]

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