Hands on Help Scheme completes in Telford
Lovell and Nuplace’s Hands on Help scheme has completed renovations on two projects in Telford and Wrekin.
Donnington Community Hub and Sutton Hill Church were chosen earlier in the year as two not-for-profit organisations which would benefit from a revamp to improve facilities for the local community.
The Dragons’ Den-style initiative launched back in the spring and attracted applications from over 20 voluntary, community and not-for-profit organisations in Telford who were seeking improvement to their community spaces.
Nuplace’s building partner Lovell, which is the contractor on seven Nuplace sites in the Borough creating more than 320 homes to rent, believes in investing in the communities where the company is working. They have invested around £5,000 in total for materials and labour for the first Hands on Help scheme.
Donnington Community Hub benefited from painting and decorating internally with Lovell organising and funding the redecoration of three large rooms at the hub which provides a range of community facilities for local residents.
At Sutton Hill Community Church, Lovell funded and installed a brand-new, made-to-measure fire door to replace an existing door which was damaged.
Councillr Lee Carter - Cabinet Member for Finance, Commercial Services & Economic Development said: “The first Hands on Help scheme has been a great success. We are very grateful to Lovell for the investment they have put into the two projects which have undoubtedly improved the community spaces we have here in the borough.”
Stuart Penn, Lovell Regional Managing Director, said: “We’re really pleased to have been able to join forces with our partners at Nuplace to support two organisations which play such an important part in the lives of local people.
“Hands on Help has enabled us to get involved with initiatives which share our own focus on bringing communities together. It’s been a fantastic way of extending the benefits of the work we’re doing in the area in partnership with Nuplace.”
The Hands on Help scheme is set to return in 2019 when applications will reopen on the Nuplace website.