AnyGirl Netball to launch new free sessions thanks to funding boost from enfinium Kelvin

March 7, 2024 | Community Engagement, Facility Update, News Releases

SANDWELL – A not-for-profit organisation in the West Midlands is set to launch free netball sessions for girls and young women, following the receipt of grant funding from enfinium Kelvin, an energy from waste facility being constructed in Sandwell.

AnyGirl Netball brings free and accessible netball sessions to women and girls in the Sandwell West Midlands, as well as being able to extend their sessions to support more players in the area, thanks to the grant from enfinium. The funding has been awarded to the organisation as part of a £50,000 Community Benefit Fund from enfinium’s nearby Kelvin facility.

AnyGirl Netball, founded in 2021, provides young women and girls with an empowering and safe environment in which to express themselves, enjoy netball, and access mentoring and support. The sessions also provide snacks and refreshments to ensure participants are adding nutritional value to their lives too.

With 100 girls already registered, the grant will mean AnyGirl Netball can provide even more engaging and inclusive sessions within the Sandwell West Midlands area during 2024.

Daisy Cotterill, Director at AnyGirl Netball, said: “There are very limited female-only sports projects within Sandwell, so we really want to engage and support the women and young girls in the area as much as we can. We’re really grateful to enfinium for their support with this grant – it means we can reach out to so many more potential new netball players and provide them with a safe environment to make friends, stay active and learn new skills.”

Robert Foster, Plant Manager at enfinium Kelvin, said: “It’s important to us that our commitment to Sandwell runs deep into the communities in which we’ll be operating. While we’re already creating new jobs and generating new opportunities for local businesses, we also want to be good neighbours to our community and to the people who live and work there. That’s why we’re delighted to be supporting the fantastic work that AnyGirl Netball does in enriching the lives of young women and girls through sport. We look forward to seeing how our grant – and the other grants we have made and will continue to make across Sandwell in the coming months and years – makes a positive impact on the local community.”

enfinium’s £50,000 Community Benefit Fund has been made available to community groups and organisations in Sandwell and the surrounding area through enfinium Kelvin, which is currently under construction and scheduled for completion in 2025.

Applications to enfinium’s Community Benefit Fund are open and will be accepted from projects or organisations that will directly benefit the communities neighbouring the facility’s site. Organisations who are based outside of this area are also eligible to apply for grants, as long as they can prove how the award of funding will have a beneficial impact on these communities. Applications are welcomed from registered charities, schools, places of learning, not-for-profit companies, community organisations and groups – including those supported by public funding.

All applications must demonstrate that the project or event in question will either deliver environmental benefits (such as the promotion of clean energy, waste reduction and / or recycling improvements), improve standards of health, safety and wellbeing or enhance the wider community. This could mean promoting skills and educational development, environmental improvements or activity that helps boost community cohesion.

Application criteria and application forms can be downloaded from the project website: For more information please call 0800 422 0036 or email


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About enfinium

enfinium is a leading UK energy from waste operator with four operational sites in the UK, in West Yorkshire, Kent and Flintshire, and two in construction. enfinium diverts 2.3 million tonnes of unrecyclable waste from climate-damaging landfill, putting it to good use by turning it into home grown energy, enough to power 500,000 UK homes. enfinium’s ambition is to transform its facilities into local ‘decarbonisation hubs’ powered by the millions of tonnes of unrecyclable waste the UK will produce for decades to come. Using existing energy from waste infrastructure, enfinium could contribute to heat networks, produce electrolytic hydrogen, or use carbon capture technology to provide durable, high quality carbon removals which will be critical for the UK to achieve net zero by 2050. For more on enfinium, please visit

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