In 2018 London Gymnastics awarded grants of £1,000.00 to 17 affiliated clubs for the development of their club.
There was no set criteria - the choice was theirs. All they needed to do was tell us how the money would be spent.
The application forms were assessed and marked anonymously by a panel of independent judges.
Here is the report from Croydon Gymnastics Club on how the grant benefited their club:
"The purchase of our new air floor from Gymnova was a watershed moment for our club. All of the benefits that we set out to derive from the acquisition have happened; our membership is up, the size of the club has nearly doubled. We have more boys in the club now than ever before. Our squads are able to finally practice their floor routines in a space that is safe, reacts in a similar manner and has the same dimensions as a competition floor.
Unexpected benefits have also been reaped, attracting new coaches is always a problem in any club but the upgrade in our facility largely enabled by the new floor has helped us bring new talent into the club. The grant that we received from London Gymnastics has played a pivotal role in the renaissance of our club and has resulted in more children taking part in our sport, in a better facility with broader horizons. Thank you London Gymnastics for making a difference."