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// University News

18 May 2015

Community groups receive University funding for projects

The Shepshed Alley Group receiving their donation

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

 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

 Repairs to increase safety on boats

 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.