Port of Cromarty Firth awards £2,000 to Ross County Women and Girls Football Club
Ross County Girls and Women Football Club, run by volunteers, has been given a helping hand by the Port of Cromarty Firth (PoCF), to support the club’s exciting ambitions.
The donation of £2,000 from the Port’s Community Sponsorship Programme will help the club continue to grow and will also be put towards the purchase of a minibus to help them travel to games.
The club is one of a number of organisations and projects to benefit from the latest round of funding from the programme, which aims to safeguard and develop Cromarty Firth communities, for the benefit of local people.
Ross County Girls and Women FC Chairman, Iain MacIver said: “We are hugely grateful for the donation made to Ross County Girls & Women FC. As a charity we rely heavily on community support and this donation will make a huge difference to enabling us to expand and offer more girls the opportunity to take part in football.”
Founded in 2018, Ross County Girls and Women FC, expanded massively over the last year and now offers football to girls from age 4 to 18 and regularly has over one hundred girls coming to training weekly.
PoCF Chief Executive, Bob Buskie, said: “The Port takes great pride in seeing the fantastic work that our Community Sponsorship Programme enables others to carry out within the community.
“Ross County Girls and Women FC is run by volunteers who play a leading role in supporting their local community. The club has grown to include multiple age groups, offering the chance for women and the girls in the local area to compete and train in football, it is exactly the type of project we are looking to support.”
One per cent of the PoCF’s annual surplus is channelled into the Community Sponsorship Programme.
Community projects, schools or local charities based in one of the nine communities that border the Cromarty Firth are welcome to apply for support.
They can do so by submitting an application form stating the project’s objectives, aspirations and the benefits to the community, along with a letter/email of support from their local Community Council.
Projects must be collaborative and meet one of four eligibility criteria:
- Skills development, employability or job creation,
- Vessel crew or passenger support,
- Environmental protection or enhancement,
- Events or projects which encourage inter-community collaboration.
Application forms are available on the Port of Cromarty Firth website or from email@example.com.