University funding released to community projects
Loughborough University has released its latest round of funding to help projects in the Charnwood community.
Donations were made from the Inside Out fund and a total of £5000 was awarded. The funding is dedicated to supporting members of staff at the University involved in community projects.
This year 12 applications were successful:
|Affinity Trust||To buy a TV and games station for communal lounge area for Brisco Avenue, Loughborough|
|Ashmount School||To buy an iPad2 plus software to help special needs pupils at the school communicate effectively|
|Fearon Community Association||To fund production of an animated documentary film about Fearon Hall and Fearon Community Association|
|Friends of Normanton on Soar Primary School||To buy books to furnish the library|
|Intandem||To equip tandem cycle with power assistance|
|Leicestershire and Rutland Beekeepers Association||To purchase new equipment to sustain two training apiaries on campus|
|Leicestershire Dyslexia Association||To help fund an adventure weekend and course for dyslexia training|
|Loughborough Greenfields Tennis Club||To pay tennis coaches to run free taster sessions for reception classes|
|Loughborough Rugby Football Club||To buy equipment for the squad for use in the winter months|
|Loughborough Sea Cadets||Purchase of Open canoe|
|Refuel||To buy Kasbah to create quiet cosy area where adults and children can interact|
|Shree Ram Krishna Community Project||To buy lap top computer and CD player for pre school|
Since the Community Donations Fund was established 50 members of staff have been awarded grants, rewarding the many hours of volunteering that take place out of normal working hours.
Also awarded was the Strategic Fund which supports community activities in priority areas locally. It is allocated in association with partner agencies such as Charnwood Borough Council and John Storer Charnwood. £10,000 is awarded annually from this fund.
This year the chosen projects are:
|Marios Tinenti Centre||To provide for volunteer training and team building, computer software, community events and general materials for the centre.|
|Ashby Road Estate Community Association||To support the refurbishment of the community centre (provision of DDA compliant disabled toilet facilities) and purchase of equipment including new photocopier, tables and office furniture|
|Shelthorpe Community Association||To fund a feasibility study to assess the need for a community facility|
|Warwick Way Action Group||Development workshops for young people, community art project, community events and support for detached youth workers|
|Thorpe Acre Residents Association||To fund a feasibility study to assess the need for a community facility|
The University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison, presented the cheques at a ceremony held at the University last week.
The Community Donations Fund will be in operation again for the academic year 2013/2014 and details of the funds and the deadlines for submission of bids will be available here: www.lboro.ac.uk/community in due course.
Notes for editors
Press release reference number: PR 13/155
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