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CLUBS and community groups in Ilkeston are being encouraged to promote healthy and active lifestyles with Derbyshire County Council’s £180,000 Sports Action Grant fund.

Grants of upto £1,000 will be made available to organisations to provide activities which encourage more people to take part in sport and physical activities, promote healthy lifestyles, and encourage volunteering in sport.

Cllr Carol Hart, who represents West Hallam on the county council, said: “The grants are designed to encourage people do their bit for their community and help a little go a long way to influence and improve hundreds of lives.”

Applications open soon with the fund distributed through three rounds over an 18-month period.

Anyone interested can sign up at