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3 Aug 2015

Loughborough University supports young people through Strategic Fund donations

A programme of engagement work with young people across Loughborough is set to expand thanks to a donation of £6,000 from Loughborough University.

The funds have been awarded from the University’s Strategic Fund which is part of its overall Community Donations Fund programme. The support follows discussions between the University and Charnwood Borough Council about community priorities within Charnwood.

This year, a total of £10,000 has been awarded to a wide range of community groups local to the Loughborough area. This contribution will allow help with youth development work within Loughborough to progress. More specifically, community interest company Go-Getta are working with targeted groups from the Shelthorpe estate to promote positive behaviour and prevent future anti-social behaviour from occurring.

The funding will help them to continue this work and also cover costs to ensure young people can remain engaged in sports activities, team games and arts and crafts across the Loughborough West area.

Three other community groups have also been awarded funding from the University. The Marios Tinenti Centre, based in the Peel Drive area of Loughborough were awarded £500 from the fund. They will put the money towards a community event.

Also given £500 were the Altogether Place group from the Warwick Way area of Loughborough who will use the funds for a community event as well. 

The Ashby Road Estates Community Association was awarded £2,000 as a contribution to their refurbishment project.

Stakeholders Relations Manager, Alison Barlow, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting these community groups and hope the financial support will help organisations to keep running and improving their fantastic projects. For us, the Strategic Fund is a hugely important community donation because it identifies groups who tackle serious issues on a daily basis and allows us to provide the support they need.”

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Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named University of the Year in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015.Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. It was 2nd in the 2015 THE Student Experience Survey and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

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