Leicester City Hockey Club has launched an 'Enabler Fund' to open up more sporting opportunities for people in Leicester and Leicestershire.
It is the next step in the club's community work, following free hockey sessions in schools and running the [HAF summer camp programme](/index.php/news/206-marcus-rashford-backs-summer-camp-for-kids-in-leicester) that was backed by Marcus Rashford.
The club successfully applied for grant funding from Allianz, which has allowed them to set up a charity that will remove some of the financial barriers when it comes to joining clubs or taking up a new activity.
"Not everyone gets the same opportunities in life, and the Enabler Fund, as part of the new charity we're establishing, means we can take down some of the barriers to enable new opportunities," said Sarah Treanor, club Vice-President.
"We're excited to open for applications shortly so that people in the community can benefit from this and access support."
Additional sponsorship from generous donors means that the pot of money will grow and have an even wider impact.
"We recognise that not everyone has the same opportunities in life and we want to create opportunity for those where there may be very little or none,” Sarah added.
"Some of this money may go to delivery in schools, buying equipment, paying for courses and CPD, or just helping people out with membership fees so they can afford to play hockey or any other sport."
More information on how to access the fund will be published in due course.