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30 Nov 2015

Community groups awarded University donations

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


To read the full press release, please click here.