Sport England has awarded a total of £200,000 to The Diane Modahl Sports Foundation (DMSF). The sports project was set up to get more young people aged 14–21 to participate in sport and social activities.
DMSF has been undertaking extensive charity work since its inception in 2010. Due to Sport England, DMSF can diversify and expand the organisation with its new program entitled ‘HappyDays’.
This injection of money means that DMSF will now be able to offer its program not only in schools, but to other community groups and venues in North, East and Central Manchester. For a long time, this has been an ambition that DMSF Founder and CEO Diane Modahl and her team have strategically planned to fulfill.
HappyDays will create new opportunities for approximately 2630 young people between the ages of 14-21 to participate in sport and social activities.
“We are absolutely delighted to receive this Sport England funding. Being active is really important for a healthy mind and body, as well as being lots of fun”, Diane said.
“Over the last 5 years we have supported over 200 young people a week to set goals and map out a plan to achieve them”, she added.
DMSF’s Happy Days program has partners involved with it including Greater Sport Manchester, Manchester City Council Sport Development, Dominoes Netball Club, The Manchester College, Manchester Giants and Dr M Eeckelaers, Chair Central Manchester CCG.
This project is one of over 40 projects to secure a share in £8.2 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England.