Whitemoss Community Fund Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Whitemoss Community Fund Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The New Year is off to a great start for four local groups who are celebrating the news that they are to share a windfall of almost £70,000 awarded through the Whitemoss Community Fund.

The latest funding announcements are being made as the Fund also celebrates a major milestone as it reaches its 10th year.

The new groups join a growing list of organisations who have benefitted from the local Fund since it awarded its first grant in 2011. To date, 65 deserving projects have shared a total of over £915,000 which means the Fund is on track to hit £1million in its anniversary year, when the next round of awards are announced in July.

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

  • Trinity Methodist and United Reformed Church who will continue their refurbishment programme with an award of £20,000.
  • Arts for All CIC who will transform the look of their building by cladding the exterior thanks to a grant of £21,663.
  • West Lancashire Crisis & Information Centre secured £9,500 to develop a Healing and Wellbeing Garden at the Ennerdale Centre.
  • Westhead Village Hall will complete years of improvement works using a grant of £18,254 to decorate the interior of the Hall and improve their car parking.

On hearing the good news Claire McEvoy, Director at Artz for All CIC said:

“We are absolutely delighted to have received a grant towards our newest Artz Centre project. The money awarded is going to fund an ambitious and exciting exterior project at our Skelmersdale Artz Centre; seeing the building cladded and our exterior space developed. For a long time we have been so proud of the interior of our building, and the creative home it has provided for our Artz Students, their families and our wider community. Now, it’s time to be really proud of the outside of our building, too! With treehouse effect cladding that will see it perfectly complement our hill-top woodland location, we cannot wait for our community to see the results of this brilliant funded project.”

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, Whitemoss 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 19th May 2021 (decisions July 2021). Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available for community projects in the funding area.

For more information about the fund and how to apply, please click here