Thanks to Telford 50 Legacy Fund, groups across the borough receive funds for their community buildings and facilities
A wide range of community groups from across the borough have secured grants of up to £20,000 from the Telford 50 Legacy Fund, for projects that will help them regenerate or buy community buildings and facilities.
In the coming weeks, more community groups will be confirmed as receiving grants.
The list of groups confirmed so far and a brief description of their projects can be downloaded from: http://www.telford50.co.uk/Telford50/downloads/file/36/successful_applicants
As such, Telford 50 Legacy Fund supports a variety of projects including replacement of roofs, installation of solar panels, replacement of kitchen facilities, new lifts, refurbishment of toilets and many others – that are set to make a real difference for the buildings’ users.
One such group, Newport Cottage Care, is receiving funds to install cladding to preserve the internal walls.
Mrs Kerry Nolan, Centre Manager Cottage Care Centre said: “We are delighted to have secured a Telford 50 Legacy grant that will help us significantly improve our centre’s building and maintain it at good standards for many years to come
This is particularly important to the centre as a suitable, clean environment enables us to continue to provide an excellent service for the elderly within the community.
Another group, Donnington Partnership Charitable Trust, has secured a grant for solar panels installation
Jean Gulliver, Chair of Trustees from the Partnership said: “With the help of Telford 50 Legacy Fund, we’ve just completed the installation of solar panels at Donnington Community Hub.
As such, we are now able to significantly reduce our energy costs and in turn increase the hub’s budget - which will help us sustain the community centre and continue to support our community in the future.
This is a true legacy for Telford’s 50th anniversary.”
Coalbrookdale and Ironbridge Community Centre Association is also on the list of groups successfully confirmed for grants.
Louise Lomax, the Chair of Severn Gorge Countryside Trust said: “This 50 Legacy grant has allowed us to modernise the toilet areas on both floors - which makes our centre more attractive to anyone to hire.
We are looking forward to welcoming more groups and as such maintaining our centre as a vital resource for residents of Coalbrookdale and Ironbridge.’
As part of Telford 50 celebration, the Legacy Fund scheme was open to bids earlier this year from community groups, charities, social enterprises, town and parish councils, schools or faith groups.
They could put forward their ideas for a share of the 240,000 grant to go towards improving a range of community buildings and facilities within Telford and Wrekin and helping create new facilities.
Council Leader Shaun Davies said “These are great examples of how the Telford 50 Legacy Fund is helping communities all across the borough to maintain and improve buildings that are vital to the communities and that will make a real difference for their users.”
News on these schemes is published and continuously updated on www.telford50.co.uk/legacy
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Pictured: Newport Cottage Care Centre being awarded a Telford 50 plaque to mark the completion of work improving centre's building, as a result of the Telford 50 Legacy Grant. Left to right : Cllr Richard Overton (Cabinet Member for Communities, Housing & Enforcement) , Mrs Kerry Nolan (Centre Manager, Newport Cottage Care Centre), Derrick Clancy (Trustee and Chair of Estates, Newport Cottage Care Centre), Don Shaw (Trustee and Chair of Fundraising, Newport Cottage Care Centre), Les Evans (owner Evanshelp)