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Mars Refuel Drink Fund opens on April 2

Posted on March 28, 2012


The Mars Refuel Drink Fund, which was set up to encourage people to try new sports and do their favourite exercise for longer, including dance, of course, will open for entries from April 2.

The fund has one gold (£1,000), four silver (£500) and eight bronze (£250) awards to donate to the most deserving applicants every month for the next six months. 

Applications can be made online at, which offers support with anything from equipment and travel costs, to improving training grounds and clubhouses. 

The fund is open to residents of, and clubs and organisations based in, the UK and Republic of Ireland only. Applicants must be 12 or over and only one application will be accepted per person, club or organisation. 


Photograph: Tap dancer Adina Nyawha was awarded £500 last year.

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, was published last year in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

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