Cardiff Metropolitan University is delighted to have been awarded a £5,000 donation from the Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust to support the development of its Cyncoed Campus sports facilities, as part of the Trust's Sports Legacy Grant Scheme.
Cardiff Met is seeking to safeguard its sport programmes for the 18,000+ children and young people that use its facilities every year through the re-development of the sports facilities in Cyncoed.
The £5,000 will contribute to the £22m developments which will take place over the next three years and incorporate a replacement swimming pool, sports hall, outdoor running track and 3G rugby pitch.
The investment in and modernisation of facilities is to protect the current standard of activity available at the University and further demonstrates Cardiff Met's commitment to providing an outstanding experience for students, school pupils and the local community, in order to foster a love of sport and improve health.
It will also enable Cardiff Met to further its reputation for nurturing and developing talent in individuals of all ages.
Sheona Evans, Head of Development and Alumni Relations at Cardiff Met said: "The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust works towards changing lives and these facilities will certainly do that. Positive early experiences of sport are critically important to inspire future generations of young people to become more active adults and Cardiff Met is providing that for over 2,500 children every week on campus during term-time. We are so grateful to the Trust for helping us make a difference in our community."
As a Registered Charity, the University is fundraising to ensure the proposed works are fulfilled and has already benefitted from a £250,000 donation from the Garfield Weston Foundation as well as continued alumni support.
The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust provides financial support to projects throughout Wales. It was established through an agreement between The Millennium Stadium plc and the Millennium Commission. The Trust's income is generated through a levy on every ticket purchased for public events at the Stadium. Through its funding, the Trust aims to improve the quality of life of people who live and work in Wales.