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Community Information


Community groups awarded University donations

1 December 2015

A number of different community initiatives including a Christmas food bank, a gardening project and sporting activities have been supported by Loughborough University in its first round of community donations for the academic year.

The annual Community Donation Fund programme has been operating since 2009 and aims to support charities and voluntary groups across Charnwood.

After a call for bids to the ‘Open’ Fund in October, a large amount of applications were submitted. The lucky recipients of funding totalling £6,000 are:



 Hathern Community Library

 Purchase appropriate furniture and storage for  library space being remodelled

 ASPIRE: Lifeskills

 Purchase a climbing wall as part of a project for  young people with autism

 8th Loughborough Guides

 Purchase camping equipment to take Guides on  trip

 Rawlins Basketball Club

 Replace equipment that is no longer fit for  purpose including basketballs, basketball bags  and training bibs

 Shepshed Foodbank

 Provide each weekly recipient with a Christmas  hamper including basic essentials and more  luxury items

 Shepshed Toy Library

 Funding for urgent and essential repairs to  entrance ramp of library to provide safe access  to visitors and volunteers

 The Loughborough Leggo Youth Group

 Funding to take young people on trip to  Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

 Loughborough Town of Sanctuary

 Provides vouchers so asylum seekers and their  children can enjoy drinks for free at John Storer House

 The Exaireo Trust

 Funding for the continuation of The Ethos  Project, designed to help residents identify the  type of the work they would like to do and  complete work experience 

 Chapman Street Gardeners

 Purchase an industrial mower for large extent of  lawns they mow themselves and also replace their current gazebo

 Shelthorpe Dynamo FC

 Funding to support expenses for the team including  pitch hire, a new team strip and trophy or award for  players awards evening


Stakeholder Relations Manager at the University, Alison Barlow, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting some fantastic organisations with their projects for another year.

“Many of these groups do amazing work for the community but often face financial difficulties making it hard for them to run the projects or activities they’d like to. We’re happy we can lend them a hand and act as a support system.”

Additional rounds of funding from the Community Donations Fund Programme will be available as the academic year progresses. Further information is available at www.lboro.ac.uk/services/community