Do you have a great idea to improve your area?
Something that people in your community can get behind?
An idea that can make a real difference?
If so, you can bid for
Up to £100,000
We’re offering the opportunity to organisations that work within Telford and Wrekin and that can make a positive contribution in their community to apply for a grant.
The grants are for capital projects – to build or improve a building or purchase equipment.
They’re open to community and voluntary groups, businesses and public sector bodies, that are based in Telford and Wrekin.
Telford & Wrekin Council has set aside 1 million pounds to support projects across the Borough.
Small grants range from £2,000 to £50,000
Large grants range from £50,001 to £100,000
This fund aims to support local regeneration and job creation.
The opening date for applications is the 30 May 2014 with a first closing date for applications being 5 September 2014.
Applications will be welcomed from organisations within the Borough, individuals will not be eligible to apply for funding. Organisations will be able to submit more than one application, however the aim is to maximise the number of organisations that benefit from the scheme.
For more information please see http://www.telford.gov.uk/info/200225/pride_in_your_community/1843/community_pride_fund
Malinslee Playing Fields has been successful in becoming part of the Olympic legacy whilst also celebrating the Queens Silver Jubilee in becoming 2 Queen Elizabeth II designated Playing Fields.
The Playing Fields will now be known as the St Leonard’s playing field (south side of playing field) and Prince George’s playing field (north side of playing field) in honour of the new Prince (whose 1st birthday was last week). The names for the fields were chosen by the local community.
The designation of the playing fields has been made by the ‘Fields In Trust’ who have designated over 1500 sites across the country to provide protection to the Playing fields which are an important community resource and are crucial to promoting individual and community well-being and ensuring the future of outdoor spaces across the area
Cabinet member and ward councillor for Malinslee Shaun Davis said “Our Playing Fields are hugely important to our community and we are delighted that these are protected as Queen Elizabeth II Fields. Protecting the local sports pitches gives sports clubs and individuals the space to develop sporting talent. The Fields in Trust programme is one of legacy and celebration and we’re looking forward to getting our community together to celebrate in a big way!”
Leader of Telford & Wrekin Council and ward councillor for Malinslee Kuldip Sahota said “I think it’s fabulous that these playing fields are now protected in perpetuity and will be enjoyed by generations to come. “
Saturday 26th July (12-3pm) will see the launch of the newly named fields with a variety of free community activities which are part of Malinslee Urban Day. Activities include a professional BMX stunt team (Skills On Wheels), a huge variety of inflatables, Rodeo Bull, BMX coaching / racing by Wrekin Riders, Climbing wall, demonstrations by Telford Amateur Radio Society and performances by Dawley Musical Theatre Group and Hashtag to name but a few.