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Loughborough University funding helps community groups

9 July 2015

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

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

More than £4000 was awarded as part of the Inside Out Fund. By the end of the year, the University will have donated £200,000 to help and support local community groups. 

The groups and projects receiving funding included:

  Organisation

 Project

 2nd Shepshed Rainbow Unit

 Purchase resources so Rainbows can take part in  arts/crafts, cooking and play games

 Transition Loughborough

 Expand cycle repair into town particularly to  unemployed job seekers

 Loughborough Sea Cadets (TS  VENOMOUS)

 Purchase rowing OARS/Rowlock socket – used  regularly in the Sea Cadets/Trinity rowing boat

 Outwoods Cricket Club

 Purchase specific equipment to help juniors with  their  bowling accuracy

 Loughborough Charnwood Old  Boys Cricket Club

 Purchase mobility cricket nets to use on training  days and improve overall safety

 Loughborough Mela Group

 To fund the publicity and volunteer expenses for the  event taking place in the town centre

 Barrow Runners

 Develop Prestwold 10km, improve  experience/develop  construction on the airfield site

 10th Loughborough Brownies 

 Fund Saturday activities on summer holidays for  Brownies/cover transport for summer trip

 Kingston Vale Gymnastics Club

 Purchase additional equipment for preschool and  disability classes this year

 Library Local studies/History and  Heritage

 Purchase of a camera

The University’s Vice Chancellor, Robert Allison, presented the cheques at the ceremony held earlier this week.

Stakeholders Relations Manager, Alison Barlow, was also present at the ceremony. She commented: “We’re thrilled to have supported staff once again through the University’s Inside Out Fund. A lot of our staff are involved in some fantastic community groups and voluntary causes outside of their daily jobs, it’s important for us as a University to acknowledge this and take time to help and reward them.”