18 Community projects receive grants
A scout group, housing association, school and bowling club are among 18 different recipients of grants that will benefit communities across Telford and Wrekin.
Telford & Wrekin Council alongside their recycling and waste contractor, Veolia, have announced that they have awarded funding to a variety of projects across the borough as part of the EnviroGrant and Sports Funding scheme.
The diverse recipients of funding attended a special event on Thursday 8 March at The Wakes in Oakengates where they received their funding awards.
More than £13,000 was handed out to projects that benefit their local communities or environment, including sports groups which promote healthy living.
The presentations were made by Councillor Shaun Davies, Telford & Wrekin Council Leader and Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services & the Pride in Our Community programme, Councillor Stephen Reynolds, Mayor of the borough of Telford and Wrekin and Steve Mitchell, Midlands West Director of Veolia. The EnviroGrant and Sports Funding are part of the added value brought to the borough through the contract Telford & Wrekin Council has with Veolia.
Steve Mitchell, said, “We’re delighted to support local groups through these grants. It was great to meet the enthusiastic people who work so hard to strengthen communities and help the environment.”
Councillor Shaun Davies said, “I am pleased to have met people here tonight who are dedicated to making a real difference in their communities. The EnviroGrant scheme is now open for applications again - community organisations can apply for up to £1,000 for projects based in the borough of Telford and Wrekin. The application is relatively straight forward to complete and Veolia and Telford & Wrekin Council want these funds to go to where they are needed the most.”
If you would like to apply to next round of the EnviroGrant Scheme you can do so now. Deadline for applications is 31st July 2018 and application forms are available to download here.
The groups that have benefited from funding are:
Telford Baden Powell Scout Group
Newdale Primary School
Great Dawley Town Council
Bromford housing association
Arleston Community Centre
Friends of Apley Woods
Newport Men’s Shed
Sutton Hill Community Trust
Park Lane Centre
Telford Senior Citizens Forum
T50 Footpath Consortium
Shropshire & Telford United Women's Association
Telford Raiders Rugby League Club, youth project
Wrekin Special Swimming Club
Telford Chin Woo
Sinclair Bowling Club
Sinclair United FC
Newport Cricket Club