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Vice Chancellor presenting cheque to community group

University’s Inside Out Fund supports staff voluntary work

Eight Charnwood charities and community groups have received support from the Inside Out Fund, one of Loughborough University’s community donation funds.

The fund is dedicated to supporting members of staff involved with community or voluntary groups outside of work.

Over £4,000 was donated to a diverse range of charity and community causes, with cheques presented by Vice Chancellor Robert Allison at an award ceremony last month.

Alison Barlow, Stakeholder Relations Manager at Loughborough, said: “We are thrilled to support such a fantastic range of projects through the Inside Out Fund.

“It is particularly important as it champions the causes that our staff dedicate their spare time to, and their commitment to these organisations should be commended.”

The organisations and projects that have received funding in this round are:

Organisation

Project

Mountfields Lodge School

Funds to create a more sustainable and valuable area for sensitive children – the funding will be used for willows, benches and chippings to build the shelter.

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

Contribution towards art materials, music therapy and support time using the hydrotherapy pool.

Charnwood Citizens Advice Bureau

Funds to revamp the waiting room, including displays on current topics of interest and relevant information for clients.

Barrow Town Youth Football Club

Funding for new team t-shirts for the 16-player squad in the remainder of the current season and for 2017-18.

Loughborough Dynamo Ambers U8 Football Team

Funding for a new football kit and associated items including new first aid kit, winter jackets, hats and drinks bottles.

Loughborough Library Local Studies Volunteers

Funds to purchase a digital voice recorder and microphone to enable the group to initiate and maintain an oral history collection of recordings of local history and community stories.

Thorpe Acre Pre-school Playgroup

Funding to improve and extend garden area and purchase musical instruments to provide a sensory stimulating area.

Thorpe Acre Scouts Group

Funding to replace their altar fire for outdoor cooking in time for the annual family camp in May.

Further information on the University’s Community Donations Fund is available here.

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Press release reference number: 17/66

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