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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.

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.” 

Notes for editors

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Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and has been voted England's Best Student Experience for six years running in the Times Higher Education league. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University in London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

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