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Community groups receive University funding for projects

18 May 2015

Community activities ranging from CPR training to gardening have been supported by Loughborough University in its latest round of community donations.

The annual Community Donation Fund Programme has supported community and voluntary groups through its Open Fund. The Open Fund is just one of five categories that make up the programme.

For the third year running, Loughborough University has made £10,000 available to support local groups with their projects.

The groups and projects receiving support included:

 Serenade Choir

 To fund purchase of music for forthcoming  concerts

 Maplewell School

 To fund trip to residential multi-activity camp

 Good Shepherd Parent and Toddler Group

 New play mats and toys

 Change Support Group

 Trip to Shepshed Water Mill

 Carillon Radio

 New equipment for radio stations

 Shepshed Alley Group

 Trampoline coaching qualification

 Leslie Edwards Trust

 Lip reading evening classes

 Aspire Club

 Funding for summer fun playscheme

 Baca Charity

 Purchase of two laptops

 Shepshed Lions

 Purchase of CPR mannequins for training  purposes

 Loughborough library local studies  volunteers 

 Purchase of tablet computer for local studies  project

 The Gardening Project

 To fund the purchase of equipment and  supplies

 Peter Le Marchant Trust

 Repair boats to increase safety

Charnwood Soccer School

 Cost of hire of facilities to keep club running

 Shepshed Volunteer Centre (part of John  Storer Charnwood)

 Create a well-being garden at Shepshed  Volunteer Centre


The community groups receiving awards were presented with their cheques by the University’s Chief Operating Officer, Richard Taylor. The event took place in the Town Hall, Loughborough and was attended by Charnwood Borough Council Mayor Paul Day, Mayoress Pauline Day and other local guests and dignitaries.

Richard Taylor, Chief Operating Officer said: “The University is delighted to be able to support local groups across Charnwood for another year running. It’s great that we can learn about the amazing projects taking place in our local area and also support them.

“We wish everyone the greatest success with their projects and ventures.”