Dodgeball’s Norwich Nighthawks and Rugby League’s Liverpool Lions will be £1,000 better off this summer with both clubs set to benefit from a game-changing windfall.
And the double cash boost is the result of an exciting new collaboration between GiveToLocal and Chancerygate.
Chancerygate is the UK’s largest multi-unit industrial developer and asset manager.
And the firm is supporting the Nighthawks and the Lions as part of its ongoing commitment to local communities.
“Chancerygate’s support couldn’t have come at a better time,” said Dom Smith of Norwich Nighthawks.
“The funding we’re receiving will enable us to make our club even more accessible to families on low income and to the student community.
“We have the ability to offer free sessions and ensure that people feel able to come back time and time again.
“Giving back to the community is paramount to everyone at the Nighthawks. We pride ourselves on being a club for everybody — not just for members — and that’s what this extra funding will guarantee.”
On Merseyside, the Liverpool Lions have experienced a surge of interest in Rugby League following last month’s return to sport.
And Chancerygate’s £1,000 contribution, supported by Northwood Investors and MCS, has already been identified as a means of qualifying the coaches required to meet rising demand.
“We want more and more people across Liverpool to play Rugby League but we desperately need more coaches,” explained Lions’ Richard Ellis.
“That’s where this funding can make a huge difference. The more coaches we can put through courses the more kids and young people we can reach.
“We couldn’t be more thankful to Chancerygate and GiveToLocal. It’s been a tough time for everyone involved in community sport but there’s light at the end of the tunnel.”
Chancerygate has just completed work in Norwich and Liverpool and through GiveToLocal the firm sought to identify two leading community sport clubs in each city.
Dodgeball’s Nighthawks and Rugby League’s Lions emerged as worthy recipients of Chancerygate funding at a time when communities across the UK are finally emerging from successive lockdowns.
“We’ve committed to put at least £1,000 into the community in each of the areas in which we build,” said Amanda Walker, foundation director, Chancerygate.
“This is our way of giving back and engaging with those communities.
“We’re committed to making a positive contribution and looking at making an education-focused impact where we can.
“Community sport and education go hand in hand and that’s why GiveToLocal’s work resonated with us.
“Volunteering is at the heart of community sport and if our contribution to the Nighthawks and the Lions can support the volunteers at both clubs we’ll be delighted.
“They are unsung heroes and by working alongside GiveToLocal we’re in a position to support the invaluable contribution of those volunteers.”
Construction is underway on Chancerygate’s phase two of Mersey Reach in Liverpool and the developer is working towards completing 17 new Grade A units at Diamond Point in Norwich.
Supporting community sport clubs close to both sites reinforces an ongoing commitment to each city.
“It’s fantastic to be able to work with such a forward-thinking firm as Chancerygate,” says Neil Gardiner, co-founder and CEO, GiveToLocal.
“From the outset it was clear that there was a recognition and trust in what we are about and what we’re here to do.
“From our perspective, Chancerygate’s commitment to corporate social responsibility aligns perfectly with our approach to supporting community sport and it’s the model we are taking to partners in communities across the UK.
“It’s a really refreshing collaboration and straight out of the blocks we’re able to work together to make a significant difference to two fantastic clubs.
“GiveToLocal’s national network is such that we were able to identify where Chancerygate’s support can have a meaningful local impact.
“The Nighthawks and the Lions are excellent examples of clubs with a longstanding commitment to their local community and we’re thrilled that this funding is coming their way.”