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18 December 2012 | PR 12/230

Community Donations Fund provides Christmas boost for educational projects

Local community groups have received a welcome monetary boost this Christmas from the Education Fund at Loughborough University.

The fund supports all forms of educational projects, including ‘learning’ in its widest sense. This December nine projects have been supported with donations from the fund.

The nine projects selected for funding are:

Community Group Project
Loughborough C of E Primary School To fund printing of 200 school cookbooks.
Loughborough Cancer Self Help Group To cover the cost of a nutritionist for a year.
The David Clarke Railway Trust (Mountsorrel Railway Project) To help towards the cost of information boards along paths.
Warning Zone To help fund admission costs for pupils to attend Warning Zone.
Youth Shelter To help set up an ASDEN project, an adult education programme.
Peter Le Marchant Trust To help fund the skipper’s NVQ carer’s course plus stationary.
The Exaireo Trust To develop their Sunday Music Club by buying more instruments and equipment.
The PBC Foundation To help fund a magazine called ‘The Bear Facts’.
Lovers of Literature To help fund performing arts workshops.

Jon Walker, chair of the assessor panel for the Community Donations Fund comments: 

“We are extremely pleased that we can support the large amount of charity and volunteer work that is carried out in and around Loughborough in this way. The projects that we have provided funding to are all worthwhile causes and we look forward to seeing their progression.”

Money is awarded from the Community Donations Fund in four rounds of funding each academic year.  The Education Fund is the first to be awarded.  Later in the spring bids will be invited to the Open Fund, where there is no theme for the bids.  In the summer the University will invite bids from staff to the Inside Out Fund and cash from the Strategic Fund will be awarded by the University directly to a community group or groups following consultations with partner organisations.
 
Further information on the Community Donations Fund is available on the University’s website by logging on to www.lboro.ac.uk/community

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For all media enquiries contact:

Hannah Bateson
Public Relations Office
Loughborough University
T: 01509 228657
E: H.R.Bateson@lboro.ac.uk 

Notes for editors:

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 was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2011 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the Best Student Experience in England every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 12 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.

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