Community groups in Lichfield and Burntwood boosted by grants

A number of community organisations in Lichfield and Burntwood are celebrating after being awarded grants by Lichfield District Council.

Fifteen groups had bids for up to £5,000 accepted by the local authority.

Cllr Doug Pullen, Cabinet Member for Community, said he was pleased to see applications covering a range of initiatives: “It’s great to see so many projects which show communities across the district are busy preparing a whole range of activities.

“From day trips for the blind, to table tennis coaching, through to larger festivals such as Lichfield Bower and Lichfield Food Festival, there is plenty of work going on behind the scenes, and I am delighted we can offer these groups and organisations a small funding boost.”

The new sensory garden at Spark Burntwood

The new sensory garden at Spark Burntwood

Among the recipients is Spark in Burntwood, which runs two community centres for children and families in the area. The £1,000 will be used to create a sensory garden at its Boney Hay site.

Esther Allen, from Spark, said: “We’re delighted to have received this grant and we’ve already made a start transforming our outdoor area.

“The completed garden will have wind chimes, mirrors, a barefoot walk and a shaded area.”

Full list of small grant recipients:

  • The Guild of St Mary’s – £1,900 for green screen kit, iPad for children and special effect apps.
  • Lichfield and Burntwood Social Club for the Blind – £900 for transport to bring members to the club and for outings.
  • Lichfield Greenhill Bower – £1,000 for event security.
  • Pathway Project – £4,080 for online application to capture and report statistics.
  • Hammerwich Cricket Club – £600 for two training mats.
  • Fusion Credit Union – £5,000 for supporting ongoing expenditure.
  • Armitage with Handsacre Village Day – £500 for hire of marquee.
  • Meeting Point – £500 for visiting speakers and to provide subsidised transport.
  • Streetly Methodist Church – £800 for costs of hosting an eco weekend.
  • Live & Local – £1,600 for administration and marketing costs.
  • Saxon Hill Community Connect – £1,700 for marketing support.
  • Spark Burntwood – £1,000 for sensory garden development.
  • Longdon Old People’s Welfare – £350 for over 60s Christmas party.
  • Lichfield BID – £2,500 for additional street cleaning and stewards for Lichfield Food Festival.
  • Lichfield Table Tennis Club – £500 for junior coaching.
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1 Comment

  1. Rob

    1st July, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Some regulars there.