A number of different community initiatives including a Christmas food bank, a gardening project and sporting activities have been supported by Loughborough University in its first round of community donations for the academic year.
Leicestershire, UK, 3-12-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The annual Community Donation Fund programme has been operating since 2009 and aims to support charities and voluntary groups across Charnwood.
After a call for bids to the ‘Open’ Fund in October, a large amount of applications were submitted. The lucky recipients of funding totalling £6,000 are:
|Hathern Community Library||Purchase appropriate furniture and storage for library space being remodelled|
|ASPIRE: Lifeskills||Purchase a climbing wall as part of a project for young people with autism|
|8th Loughborough Guides||Purchase camping equipment to take Guides on trip|
|Rawlins Basketball Club||Replace equipment that is no longer fit for purpose including basketballs, basketball bags and training bibs|
|Shepshed Foodbank||Provide each weekly recipient with a Christmas hamper including basic essentials and more luxury items|
|Shepshed Toy Library||Funding for urgent and essential repairs to entrance ramp of library to provide safe access to visitors and volunteers|
|The Loughborough Leggo Youth Group||Funding to take young people on trip to Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre|
|Loughborough Town of Sanctuary||Provides vouchers so asylum seekers and their children can enjoy drinks for free at John Storer House|
|The Exaireo Trust||Funding for the continuation of The Ethos Project, designed to help residents identify the type of the work they would like to do and complete work experience|
|Chapman Street Gardeners||Purchase an industrial mower for large extent of lawns they mow themselves and also replace their current gazebo|
|Shelthorpe Dynamo FC||Funding to support expenses for the team including pitch hire, a new team strip and trophy or award for players awards evening|
Stakeholder Relations Manager at the University, Alison Barlow, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting some fantastic organisations with their projects for another year.
“Many of these groups do amazing work for the community but often face financial difficulties making it hard for them to run the projects or activities they’d like to. We’re happy we can lend them a hand and act as a support system.”
Additional rounds of funding from the Community Donations Fund Programme will be available as the academic year progresses. Further information is available at www.lboro.ac.uk/services/community.
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