Grass Roots Fund

We like to do things differently here at The Sports Bench, we genuinely are not aware of anyone else who has a program like this. So let us tell you a little bit more about our ‘Grass Roots Fund’ which is still a work in progress and evolving as we find other ways to help our young sporting enthusiasts.


  1. What is our Grass Roots Fund?
  2. The way it works… It’s a pretty simple process really!
  3. Want to Contribute to the Fund by providing Equipment or Donating?
  4. The Application Process


What is our Grass Roots Fund?

The Grass Roots Fund is a dedicated fund that we have set up that helps players/athletes with equipment they may need to enjoy and continue to play their chosen sport. We want to break down barriers to participation and most of the time those barriers are the cost of equipment for taking part in sport, amongst other things, so with every purchase made or if you prefer to donate, we will increase our Grass Roots Fund which will help players/athletes achieve their potential by giving them the equipment they might need to carry on playing the sport they love.


The way it works… It’s a pretty simple process really!

Clubs, Coach(es) and/or Supporters, in partnership with parents, can nominate a player/athlete, by filling out a form, to receive equipment that would help fulfilling their potential and keep them participating in the sport they love. The criteria will consist of a few questions and other basic information that we would need to make an informed decision. Then our panel will consider all applications and make the painstaking choice to shortlist and then eventually award the much needed equipment to the individual(s). We would very much love to help everyone who applies but unfortunately we can only help a small number of individuals at the moment but we hope that the more customers that purchase through our online store the bigger the fund will become thus enabling us to help more and more individuals as the fund grows.


Want to Contribute to the Fund by providing Equipment or Donating?

There is no hard sell here... we would love companies/manufacturers to get involved!

We're always looking to increase our fund/project/products and if their are any Companies that would like to help our efforts by donating equipment or money for our project/fund, that would be amazing, you would definitely be credited with the donation, please do get in touch and we would be happy to discuss how we can work together to help individuals keep playing the sport they love. Members of the public can also donate to our fund with monitory or equipment contributions, if they like. Please get in touch by emailing us with subject heading 'Contribute Grass Roots Fund' at to find out more.


The Application Process

The Application process will open in late 2022 (Christmas surprise maybe!), which will hopefully give the fund time to grow so that we are able to help players keep playing the sport that they love. The larger the fund the more help we can give.


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