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Loughborough University supports local groups through the Community Donations Fund

10 organisations based in Charnwood received funding from the University as part of their Community Donations Fund.

Three times a year, applications are welcomed from groups in-and-around Loughborough that support the local community.

This autumn, just under £5,000 was donated by the University to these local groups to aid them with their activities.

Jon Walker, Chair of the Community Donations Committee and the University’s Director of Enterprise Development, said: “The University, its staff and students, are very much part of the Loughborough community. The Donations Fund is one way we can support organisations in the voluntary and community sector that do fantastic work to help and support people across Charnwood.”

The organisations and projects that have received funding in this round have been listed in the table below:



Rosebery Community Centre

Funding to upgrade their computer as their current one cannot cope with any new software.

Loughborough Town of Sanctuary

Cover the costs of reprinting their informative leaflets that promote their services.

Steps Conductive Education Centre

Contribution to upgrading their kitchen so they can hold cooking activities for service users.

Falcon Support Services

Contribution to upgrading their building so that it is more energy-efficient.

Loughborough Dynamos U11s

Funding the cost of new cold and wet weather kit.

Shepshed Cancer Support Group

The group will be using the money for speakers to come and give talks and to organise a trip for service users.

Humphrey Perkins School

They will be furnishing a student wellbeing room to support mental health.

Barrow Hedgehog Rescue

Funds will be used to purchase incubators to help hedgehogs who are injured and at risk.

Three Close Tenants Association

They will be turning the community centre into a Santa’s grotto for local children.

3rd Loughborough Scout Group

Funding to upgrade their storage facility so they can safely house their equipment and to replace some of their tents.

Applications will open again in January for staff members involved in community groups.

More information can be found here.