New cash help given to voluntary groups across Tamworth

Monday, 2nd July 2018

VOLUNTARY, arts and sports groups across Tamworth have received a collective cash boost of nearly £3,500 in the latest round of grants from Tamworth Borough Council.

Four groups and two individuals have each been awarded grants of between £500 and £1,500 from the Voluntary and Community Grants scheme, the Arts Grants and Sports Grant awards.

The grants are given to help organisations develop and provide services for the residents of Tamworth.

The latest grants are:

Voluntary and Community groups:

  • £500 for Coton Green Church and their mentoring project which will provide activity sessions for primary school children. The sessions will focus on emotional health and well-being and will be engaging and interactive, involving storytelling and craft activities. The children will then take part in an assembly type event where the theme of the session will be explored further and the children will participate in fun challenge activities. The grant will be used toward the cost of craft materials for workshops and props for the school assemblies.
  • £500 for Friends of Broad Meadow, for a project that aims to enhance and improve the Broad Meadow nature site (pictured above) and maximise its potential for wildlife, for the wider community. The grant will be used towards the cost of bow saws and loppers, litter picking equipment, first aid training and kit, welfare bag, brew kit and flower seeds.
  • £500 for Transforming Communities Together and their project to support existingPlaces of Welcome’ and help set up new Places of Welcome that will help connect people together to reduce social isolation, strengthen community spirit and explore opportunities for community action.  The grant will help with set up costs of Places of Welcome including publicity and refreshments.

Arts groups grants:

  • £500 for The Cornerpost Education Centre, to support the delivery of the CornerPost Artwork Project, enabling art materials and resources to be purchased.

Sports Grants:

  • £300 for Elizabeth Edden, a local pole vaulting athlete. The grant will help pay towards travel and accommodation costs to the venue for the Staffordshire and Midlands Championships.
  • £1,000 for Sophie Yendell, a local swimming champion. The grant will help towards the cost of travel and accommodation to the ASA Summer Championships and other national championships.

Grants are available to community and voluntary organisations; arts and sports projects; which run in the borough, to enable them to develop and continue to provide their vital services. Talented sporting individuals, helping to put Tamworth on the ‘international map,’ are also encouraged to apply.

To find out more about the grants, please contact Stephanie Ivey at Tamworth Borough Council on 01827 709709 or email: stephanie-ivey@tamworth.gov.uk.