Betfair Donates Cash 4 Clubs

2nd October, 2009

Reports from eGaming Review have revealed that online bookmakers, Betfair, have donated £10,000 to amateur sport as part of its corporate social responsibility plans.

The cash 4 clubs scheme, backed by Betfair, provides fundraising to grassroots sports groups and has announced its first bout of funding since its national launch.

Cash 4 clubs awards clubs each quarter with up to £1,000 each. Applications for the first four quarters were judged by panelists made up of Alan Keen MP, Sportsaid CEO Tim Lawler, Dame Kelly Holmes and BBC Sport commentator Barry Davies MBE.

“Cash 4 Clubs is aimed at supporting grassroots community sport clubs and the people who invest so much time and energy to ensure the future of sport in this country.” Said Dame Kelly Holmes.

Cash 4 clubs received over 2,000 applications for the funding, however only 15 sports clubs were chosen to receive the total of £10,000 between them, which was funded by Betfair and supported by charity SportsAid.

“I have been taken aback by the volume and high standard of entries for this round of funding and I know the panel found it very difficult to narrow down more than 2,000 applications into just 15 awards.” Commented Betfair’s CSR manager Georgina Corbett.

The next round of funded will take place during December.