A decision has now been made with regards to distributing money from the one-off Anthony Joshua Fund.
The 2012 Olympic Gold medalist provided a donation to Boxing Scotland, in addition to Boxing Governing Bodies in England and Wales, to help clubs survive amid the ongoing pandemic.
An agreement was in place with the reigning World Heavyweight Champion that all funding was ring-fenced and that 100% of the money would go to the clubs in greatest need of support.
With this in mind, the application was open to affiliated clubs who required essential funding to avoid potentially having to close down permanently before the end of the 2020-21 season, with clubs able to apply for a one-off grant of between £500-£2,000.
A three-person panel was appointed to allocate the funds which consisted of a Boxing Scotland member of staff, a member of the Boxing Scotland Board of Directors, and a member from sportscotland.
The Fund received 23 applications from clubs, which requested more than four times the amount that was available to distribute, and unfortunately that meant it was not possible for every club to receive funding.
In total, 10 clubs were deemed in greatest need of support and were successful in receiving funding. These were;
- Bannockburn Boxing Club
- Declaration 1320 Boxing Club
- Forsyths Boxing Club
- Highland Boxing Academy
- Inverurie Boxing Club
- Kingswells Boxing Club
- Linwood Boxing Club
- Lochaber Phoenix Boxing Club
- Newarthill Boxing Club
- Sheddocksley Boxing Club
Boxing Scotland is aware that for clubs who did not receive funding this continues to be an extremely difficult time financially and we are happy to continue to assist any club with alternative funding opportunities.
Please find below some other funding opportunities that are available to clubs that may be worth exploring;
If you need any help regarding any of these funds please get in touch with your Regional Development Officer.