Fund Update

Mick George Community Fund Doubles

We are delighted to announce a significant increase in the size of the Mick George Community Fund to £500,000 per year. The Fund’s annual value was previously £200,000 – £250,000. At the same time, the Fund’s area of coverage for eligible projects has been extended to include Milton Keynes and parts of Bedfordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire […]

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Mick George Community Fund Awards Grants

Seven highly deserving organisations are celebrating being awarded grants through the Mick George Community Fund. The successful groups to receive a share of the £230,000 available for this funding round are: IDID Adventure CIC; to provide an exciting new indoor Climbing Centre in Corby Ringstead Parish Council: to create a new community garden in Ringstead’s village centre, on the site of […]

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Coastal Recycling Community Fund Awards Grants

Six highly deserving organisations in Devon are celebrating being awarded grants through the Coastal Recycling Community Fund. The successful groups to receive a share of the £55,560 available for this funding round are: The Parochial Church Council of St James Ashreigney; replacing their cracked bell The Friends of Berry Castle; conservation through engagement with local […]

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£62,500 Shared by 6 Lucky Local Projects

Six extremely lucky local groups are celebrating following receiving confirmation that their bids to the Whitemoss Community Fund have been successful. Competition for funding this year was extremely high with the largest amount of funding requested since the Fund launched all the way back in 2010. The largest grant was scooped by Groundwork Cheshire, Lancashire […]

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New Community Fund Awards First Grants

Two highly deserving local projects are celebrating being awarded grants through the new Reaps Moss Community Benefit Fund. Stubbylee Park in Bacup has been awarded £5,000 to give the duck pond a new lease of life and attract more visitors to this already popular attraction. This project is also receiving monies through Rossendale Borough Council. […]

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Walney Extension Community Benefit Fund set to provide up to £15 million boost for coastal areas of Lancashire and Cumbria

A fund launched by DONG Energy today is set to make available up to £15m million to support community and environmental projects in coastal areas of Lancashire and Cumbria. The Walney Extension Community Fund is part of the community engagement programme for DONG Energy’s Walney Extension offshore windfarm, being built 9 kilometres off the Cumbrian […]

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Paving the way at Barnstaple’s Yeo Valley Woodland

A new hard surfaced path and viewing platform has been installed at Yeo Valley Community Woodland. North Devon Council and Friends of Yeo Valley Woodland celebrated the completion of the new path at an official ribbon-cutting ceremony today (Thursday 28 April). The work cost £14,000, with £11,000 from the Coastal Recycling Community Fund and North […]

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Crook Hill Community Benefit Fund Awards First Grants

Thirteen highly deserving local projects are celebrating being awarded grants through the new Crook Hill Community Benefit Fund. The successful projects have each received a share of £35,000. The largest award went to Whitworth Valley Football Club who have been awarded £10,000 to improve the infrastructure at the Rawstron Street football ground. The Panel were […]

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Coastal Recycling Community Fund: Important Change to Funding Area

As from 31st March 2016, the Coastal Recycling Community Fund’s funding area in Devon has changed. To be eligible for a grant from the Fund, applicants’ projects must now be located within 10 miles of: Coastal Recycling’s landfill site at Deep Moor, High Bullen, near Torrington (EX38 7JA); or Its transfer station at Kenbury Wood, […]

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93,579 trees planted through Forest for Peterborough project!

The independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is celebrating another successful planting season with the Forest for Peterborough project, which culminated in a fantastic tree giveaway for residents in Stanground on Saturday 26th March. “Since the project launched in 2010, Forest for Peterborough has planted an amazing 93,579 trees across the city,” explains Project […]

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