Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Seven groups receive cash from Larkfleet Homes Community Fund

Larkfleet Homes Community Fund
At Larkfleet Homes we aim to help communities develop and become more cohesive.

That’s why we set up the Larkfleet Homes Community Fund. So far, it has donated nearly £50,000 to community groups and ventures across the country which support our vision of integrating new developments into the community.

Recently, the fund has welcomed applications from groups that focus on activities that enhance or develop local communities. In the past few weeks the fund has awarded grants of up to £10,000 to each of seven projects.

Applicants were invited to send their proposals which were then reviewed by a judging panel. The panel is managed by the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation which administers the fund.

The successful groups were awarded money for a range of projects and our congratulations go to:
  • Thorney Parish Council, for a zip-wire, trampolines, outdoor gym and swings for the older children of Thorney.
  • Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, for wood-working equipment for retiree volunteers to produce signage for interpretation and education.
  • Donington Parish Council, to provide a garden shed and equipment for herb and wild flower beds.
  • Families First Peterborough CIC, to continue an arts and crafts workshop for young people and adults who are leaving care homes to make their own way in the community.
  • Sawtry and District Bowling Club, to provide ramps which will improve access to the club’s facilities.
  • Moulton Chapel Youth & Community Centre, to build a playground including inclusive play equipment for children of all abilities.
  • Somerset Sight Limited, to reduce isolation and loneliness by providing six additional outings for 12 sight-impaired adults.
Our CEO Karl Hick, said: “It’s really important to us that when we build new homes for people, we actually develop communities. Being able to support the fantastic charities and volunteer groups in the areas we are working in is vital. These groups are very often the backbone of the community and the support which the winners of this round of funding offer to the people who use their services is immeasurable.

“Thank you to everyone who contacted us about the fund. We really look forward to hearing over the coming months how the donation has helped your group.”

Karen Leader of Sawtry and District Bowling Club told us: “As a club we’re really passionate about bringing together a wide range of different people from our community. It helps reduce isolation for some and encourages people to take part in physical activity which is fantastic.

“By successfully being granted money from the Larkfleet Homes Community Fund, we’ll be able to make our club even more inclusive by improving access to the bowling green and club house. People of all abilities will be able to take part. We are so grateful, and I know it will help make people happier, healthier and feel more connected for years to come.”

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation manages The Larkfleet Homes Community Fund on our behalf. If you are part of, or know of, any community or voluntary group that wants to find out more about the fund visit www.tiny.cc/larkfleet-fund, telephone 01223 410535 or email info@cambscf.org.uk

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