After receiving over 1,000 entries Cash 4 Clubs is pleased to award a grant of £2,500 to members of Auld Reekie Roller Derby.  Celebrating its 12th annual campaign, Cash 4 Clubs is a grassroots sports scheme which provides clubs with grants to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications and generally invest in the sustainability of their club.  Recognising the significant impact that Covid-19 has had on clubs’ finances, the maximum grant available has been increased to £5,000 and a total of £165,000 of grants have been allocated this year

The charitable scheme is open to all local sports clubs in the UK & Ireland and has given out more than £350k since its launch in 2008.

Given the financial hardship many clubs have faced during the Covid-19 crisis, grants have been allocated to clubs that need help to ensure they can continue the important work they do to keep their community active, beyond the pandemic.

Following their successful application via the Cash 4 Clubs website, members of Auld Reekie Roller Derby will be spending the well-deserved cash on much needed:

  1. Safe training
    First Aid training, safety kits, social distancing reminder posters and new equipment so that people don’t have to share. 
  2. Prepared and trained coaches
    Coach fund accessible to regular coach volunteers, to cover partial or full costs as needed, based on priority goals for the Club and for retention / coach development purposes. We’d access training such as: unconscious bias training, diversity, inclusivity, positive coaching methods.
  3. Community Game Day
    Costs for a free public game to welcome audiences safely back to roller derby and rebuild our fanbase.
  4. Membership Assistance Fund
    Roller derby can be an expensive sport to play (from the cost of the required equipment to the league membership fees). We’d like to be able to remove the barrier of membership cost to people whose livelihoods have been adversely affected by Covid-19.


Flora Henderson, Treasurer was delighted after receiving the news that their club was amongst the 2020 winners:

“We are so very pleased to receive support from Cash4Clubs at this uncertain time. This support will enable a safe return to training and ensure our members are able to sustain participation. It is a huge help to have help to manage the extra costs we face.”


For more details on Cash4Clubs and to stay up to date with 2021 grants, please visit: