Whitemoss Community Fund’s Successful Applicants Share £140,000 Funding Pot

Whitemoss Community Fund’s Successful Applicants Share £140,000 Funding Pot

The Whitemoss Community Fund announces the latest groups to receive grant support. The nine groups selected to receive funding are to share the largest amount awarded in a single funding round since the Fund began in 2011.

The new groups join a growing list of projects who have already benefitted from the local Fund and adds a further £139,923 to the Fund awarded total. To date 84 deserving projects have shared a massive total of £1,240,586 in grant support.

The latest nine local groups who are to receive cash boosts this year are:

  • West Lancashire Borough Council, Damselfly Wetland Creation within Tawd Valley Park – £25,000
  • Up Holland Methodist Church, Community Garden Creation at the Church – £11,000
  • Appley Bridge Community Association, Footpaths Upgrade at The Meadows – £10,000
  • Skelmersdale Ecumenical Centre, Toilets and Storage Area Refurbishment – £25,000
  • Ormskirk and District Scouts, Lathom Community Hub New Roof – £25,000
  • Ormskirk Civic Hall, Replacement Front Windows – £10,000
  • Crawford Village and Pimbo Lane Playing Fields, Woodland Walk Creation in Crawford Village – £20,500
  • Tanhouse Community Enterprise, Toilets & Lighting Improvements, Tanhouse Community Centre – £6,440
  • Parbold Women’s Institute Hall, Replace Fencing Section and Install External Noticeboard – £6,983

On hearing the good news, Helen France, Trustee / Hall Treasurer at Parbold Women’s Institute Hall said:

“The committee and membership of Parbold WI are eternally grateful to the Whitemoss Community Fund for their continuing support in the upgrading of our hall. Clients are always complimentary of our renovations which helps with our letting program. This latest fence and noticeboard project will enhance the front of the hall significantly and help with our security, plus the new noticeboard will inform the public of upcoming events.”

Funding for the Whitemoss Community Fund is provided from the Whitemoss landfill site in Skelmersdale through the Landfill Communities Fund. Veolia, the UK’s leading resource management company acquired Whitemoss Landfill in January 2019. Veolia provides a wide range of recycling and waste management services across the UK.

Mark Langabeer, General Manager, Landfill said:

“Veolia look forward to continuing the great work that has been achieved through the Whitemoss Community Fund, and we hope the Fund will encourage even more worthy applications.”

The next application deadline is 23rd November 2022 (decisions January 2023). Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available for community projects in the funding area. Please click here for full details about the Fund and how to apply for a grant.