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£30k funding to benefit North Warwickshire projects

Thirteen separate projects in North Warwickshire are set to benefit from a total of over £30,000 of funding from Warwickshire County Council’s Community Development Fund and other County Council funding sources.

It follows approval by North Warwickshire Area Committee.

The projects include support for a mobile shop for housebound residents and older people; providing a larger and safer kitchen area for a pre-school in Dordon; and promoting a school banking project for secondary school pupils in Atherstone.

Councillor Ray Sweet, Chair of North Warwickshire Area Committee, said: “Funds such as our Community Development, Social Inclusion and Wellbeing Funds aim to help communities, especially in more disadvantaged areas of the county, tackle issues of local concern.

“Competition for grants from these funds is always high, but North Warwickshire Area Committee is delighted to grant financial support for these thirteen commendable projects in the borough.”

The thirteen projects to benefit in North Warwickshire are:

Project: Project 2000 - Atherstone
Organisation: St Mary’s Parochial Church Council
Funding: £5,000

St Mary’s Parochial Church Council applied for funding towards architectural drawings and a feasibility study to meet planning regulations to provide first floor accommodation in St Mary’s for use by charities and voluntary groups in Atherstone.
Project: HOMESHOP – Over Whitacre
Organisation: North Warwickshire Home Service
Funding: £1,800

This project will publicise a bi-weekly mobile shop and drop-in service for housebound residents and older people in the Over Whitacre, Fillongley, Arley, Coleshill, Water Orton and Hartshill areas.

Project: The Phoenix St John’s Hall – Ansley Common
Organisation: Ansley Parochial Church Council, St John’s Hall Committee Funding: £2,551

The St John’s Hall Committee applied for funding to contribute toward third party funding to attract Landfill Tax awards from a local environmental body towards building work to maintain the hall, provide disabled facilities and support and assist community activities. 

Project: New kitchen area
Organisation: Jack & Jill Pre-school Nursery
Funding: £1,500

This project will provide a new larger and safer kitchen area and equipment to meet health and safety regulations and cater for increased numbers attending the nursery in Dordon.

Project: Arley & St Michael’s Community Project – New Arley
Organisation: Arley Parochial Church Council
Funding: £3,171

Arley Parochial Church Council applied for a grant for third party funding to attract Landfill Tax awards from local environmental bodies to contribute toward the creation and management of a new purpose built Community Centre for New Arley at St Michael’s Church.

Project: School project
Organisation: New Way Credit Union
Funding: £1,600

New Way Credit Union applied for funding to promote a school banking project to secondary school pupils in North Warwickshire. The scheme aims to encourage pupils to start saving and develop a better understanding of personal money management.

Project: Purchase of larger building
Organisation: Baddesley Allotment Association
Funding: £3,000

This project will enable the purchase of a storage shed and shop to support local allotment holders with seeds, fertilisers and equipment.

Project: Reception / Welcoming area
Organisation: Warton Pre-school Nursery
Funding: £2,458

Warton Pre-school Nursery applied for funding to improve their reception area, to make it safe, secure and welcoming for children and visitors.

Project: Games equipment
Organisation: Hartshill Over 50s
Funding: £700

This project will help purchase equipment and games to promote gentle exercise for the Over 50s group in Hartshill.

Project: “How does your garden grow”
Organisation: Kingsbury Village Pre-school
Funding: £1,278

Kingsbury Village Pre-school applied for funding to develop children’s knowledge of how flowers and vegetables grow, and promote healthy eating and recycling. The project will include a training trip to ‘Dobbies’ garden centre, and the funding will go towards the purchase of seeds, a compost bin, garden storage, tools and books.

Project: Provision of access ramp and toilet facilities to Bowling Green
Organisation: Thistle Bowls Club
Funding: £2,500

This project will pay for the construction costs of an extension to the Bowls Club’s main building and furnish it with two WCs and a hand basin.

Project: Access to Gun Hill Community Wildlife Garden and Gun Hill Allotments
Organisation: Gun Hill Allotments Association
Funding: £3,500

Gun Hill Allotments Association applied for funding for landscaping to provide roadway access to their wildlife garden and allotments, including the provision of a turning area and disabled parking.

Project: Baddesley Fun Club
Organisation: Baddesley Fun Club
Funding: £1,532

This project will provide equipment and stationery for children aged 0 to 8 years old to help them promote environmental awareness and action and learn new skills at the Fun Club.