GORTT disburses over TT$900,000 in Grants
The Government of Trinidad and Tobago continues to recognize and value the importance of the sporting fraternity and community initiatives to post-pandemic recovery. On Thursday 10th February, a combination of National Governing Bodies, Sport Serving Bodies, Individuals and Community Groups were presented with grant funding at the Ministry of Sport and Community Development’s Head Office, Nicholas Tower, Independence Square, Port of Spain. A total of eighteen recipients received funding via the Ministry’s Elite Athlete Assistance Programme (EAAP), the Sport Grant for Organizations and Individuals and Community Action for Revival and Empowerment (CARE) grant to the tune of TT$947,805.00.
The Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe, Minister of Sport and Community Development assured all recipients that the Ministry is willing to support our athletes and to partner with all community organizations. Minister Cudjoe called on Elite athletes to ensure that they meet the deadline for submission of applications which must be done within the first quarter of the year, from January to March. She also reminded community groups that the submission of application must be done eight (8) weeks before their event or activity. Minister Cudjoe added that the Ministry is ready to partner and offer some support but also reminded persons that they must adhere to the funding procedures and communicate with the Ministry.
The eighteen recipients were:
National Sporting Organizations and Sport Serving Bodies:
WI Sports Ltd
Zenith Athletic Club
Community Action for Revival and Empowerment:
Association of Female Executives of Trinidad and Tobago
College Mania T.V. Ltd
David and Friends
Down Syndrome Family Network
Let Our Vision Evolve
Servol Special School
The Council for the Development and Enhancement of the Family (CODE-F)
The School of St. Francis Spiritual Baptist Church
For further information on the Ministry’s grant funding and access to application forms, interested parties can visit mscd.gov.tt.
Grant recipients- L-R: Fareid Carvalho representative for Carvalho Production, Curt Allen representative for the Council for the Development and Enhancement of the Family (CODE-F), The Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe, Minister of Sport and Community Development (centre), David Mitchell representative for David and Friends, Dixie-Ann Dickson representative for the Association of Female Executives of Trinidad and Tobago (AFETT), Gary Raymond representative for Let Our Vision Evolve, Geraldine Martin-Roberts representative for Servol Special School
Grant recipients- L-R: John Andalcio representative for Portious Warren, The Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe, Minister of Sport and Community Development (centre), Dennis Allen representative for TTGameplan, Andwuelle Wright, Euphemia Huggins representative for Akil Campbell, Kelsey Toussaint-Reid representative for Zenith Athletic Club, Burnessa Goodrige-Walters representative for Ruebin Walters, Jonathan Farinha, Nathan Farinha and Verne Extavour representative from WI Sports Ltd