Councillors’ Pride Fund set to continue

A fund aimed at benefiting communities is set to continue across all 54 Telford & Wrekin Council wards during the next 12 months.

Councillors’ Pride Fund set to continue

The Councillors’ Pride Fund allocates £2,000 to each ward councillor to spend on projects to benefit the local community.

£1,000 of the money for each area will be spent on environmental projects which complement the council’s Pride In Our Community scheme.

The remaining £1,000 will be spent on projects which support the five ways to health and wellbeing, which are connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and give.

Telford & Wrekin Council leader Councillor Shaun Davies said: “I am delighted that the Councillors’ Pride Fund is continuing for another year.

“Elected members all over the borough have used the money to benefit their local communities to excellent effect and I look forward to seeing that continue during the next 12 months.”

Councillor Raj Mehta, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Communities and Inclusivity, said: “The Councillors’ Pride Fund provides a great opportunity for individual councilors to make a big difference to life in their wards without spending a large amount of money.

“It is a prime example of how a little can go a long way provided a bit of thought is applied to how the money is best spent.”

Examples of projects that the fund supported in the past year include purchase of a new football kit for Grange Park Primary School, buying IT equipment for Newport History Society to assist with writing a definitive history of the town and money for developing outside space at Silver Threads Hall in Donnington.

How the money is spent is at the discretion of the ward councillor and the council’s Community Participation Team. A full list of ward councillors can be found here

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