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University funding helps staff involved in voluntary groups

Loughborough University has supported ten Charnwood community groups in its latest round of community donations funding.

Donations were made from the Inside Out Fund, which is dedicated to supporting members of staff involved in community or voluntary organisations outside of work.

More than £4,000 was awarded as part of the Inside Out Fund. For the first time this year, the Inside Out Fund will have two rounds of funding. The second round will take place in June with a further £4,000 being allocated.

The organisations and projects receiving funding are:

  Organisation

Project

 Barrow Town Cricket Club

Contribution towards replacement of two non-turf practice nets

 Shepshed Swimming Club

Purchase  new flippers for club to replace old ones that are no longer fit for use

 Affinity Trust

Purchase LED projector for communal lounge where adults with learning difficulties live independently

 SRK Community Project

Purchase mind stimulating resources for elderly ladies group including dominoes, four in a row, magnetic darts and a massage ball

Falcon Support Services

Purchase two laptops for support workers at the Falcon Centre to help them with communication, research and planning projects for residents

Loughborough Town of Sanctuary

Support publicity costs to improve leaflets on issues around asylum seekers and refugees

Beacon Christian Centre

Purchase a cooker for new kitchen as part of Church extension, Church to create a new counselling centre

Garendon Park Explorer Scout Group

Funding to purchase own camping equipment for explorer group

Loughborough Dynamo Junior Football Club

Purchase equipment and kit needed for Mini Academy including cones, poles, white boards, etc.

 John Storer House Charnwood

Funding towards purchase of a tool shed for gardeners at John Storer House for allotment project

The University’s Vice Chancellor, Robert Allison, presented the cheques at a ceremony last week.

Stakeholder Relations Manager, Alison Barlow, said: “We are delighted to be supporting so many worthy organisations and causes through our Inside Out Fund for another year. It’s fantastic to see so many staff members involved in voluntary projects outside of work, it’s important as a University that we acknowledge this and reward them in some way.

“We look forward to supporting more staff in our second round of donations this year.”

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Press release reference number: PR 16/35

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