Community Groups in Bury Benefit from Funding
|Published: 13th June 2012 12:26|
Scores of community groups have benefited from thousands of pounds made available by Bury Council to support work in local townships.
All kinds of people - from bowlers and gardeners to residents' associations and youth groups - have organised events thanks to more than £30,000 of funding.
The money has paid for winter warmer packs for the elderly, tools and equipment, cookery classes, trees, and a multitude of other activities.
In 2011/12 around £21,000 has been allocated through the Community Fund, plus a further £13,000 from the Cross-Ward Fund for projects that take place in more than one ward. The Council supported a further 34 Third Sector Organisations with funding through the Small Grants Panel.
Councillor Sandra Walmsley, cabinet member for community development, said: "The six township forums are now up and running and working hard to benefit their respective areas. These grants can make a significant difference in putting on events that are appreciated by local people and boost community spirit.
"I urge residents to go along to their township forums and play their part in helping their local communities to flourish."
For this financial year a further £30,000 has been made available through the Communities Fund and over £80,000 through the Small Grants Fund to help support voluntary and community groups that work across. Community and Voluntary organisations are encouraged to contact Liz Saunders at Bury Town Hall, telephone 0161 253 6357 or email email@example.com
Details of Community Fund grants across the Ramsbottom, Tottington and Elton areas are:
Elton - £1,400.
Grants of £250 to: Brandlesholme Residents Association (preparation of plans), Woolfold TRA (hampers for the elderly), Brandlesholme Community Group (winter warmer packs for the elderly), Woodbank Cricket Club (servicing a mower), Elton Vale (install bird boxes and tables, plus £150 for refreshments for community events).
Ramsbottom, Tottington and North Manor:
- North Manor - £375 (Remaining: £891.67)
Grant of £250 to Greenmount Village Community (Jubilee celebrations) and £125 to Tottington and District Civic Society (plaque for Tottington School).
Ramsbottom - £1,000 (Remaining: £266.67)
Grants of £250 to: Ramsbottom Supporters Club (supporters club loyalty card), 9th Philips Scout Group (tents), Friends of Nuttall Park (Easter egg hunt), and Holcombe Moor Heritage (to purchase equipment to increase H&S).
- Tottington - £1,266.67
Grants of £250 to: South Royd Street Allotment (to improve security), Friends of St John's (to organise events and publicity), Affetside Millennium Green (to replace wood), and St Anne's Ladies Rounders (for team kits), plus £266.67 to Tottington Amateur Dramatics (for CCTV equipment).