Over £40,000 awarded to community projects across Charnwood

Published: Mon 15th January, 2024

Community projects across the borough have been supported through Charnwood Community Grants.

Over £40,000 has been allocated to 16 projects by Charnwood Borough Council in its latest round of community grants.

These grants offer vital funding for projects which range from wellbeing events to lipreading classes and flower planting.

The Council awards Charnwood Community Grants worth tens of thousands of pounds per year to help support community groups and projects across the borough.

Cllr Liz Blackshaw, the Council’s lead member for communities and neighbourhoods, said: “It is fantastic to see so many community projects supported through our latest round of grants.

“These projects offer great services to our residents and they play a massive role within our community.

“I would encourage any community projects within Charnwood to have a look and apply for any funding which they are eligible for.”

Charnwood Men & Women in Sheds have been awarded £2,000 towards their running costs. The group offers the chance for people to socialise  and share skills in producing pottery, woodcraft, ironmongery and gardening 

A further £2,888 has been granted to B-Buddies to purchase bike ramps for the popular cycling classes they put on for people across the borough.

£1,128 has been awarded to Communities Food and Wellbeing Hub for the health and wellbeing events that they provide for residents

The Leslie Edwards Trust has been awarded £1,425 for lipreading & communication skills classes in Loughborough & Birstall.

Three Charnwood Community Facility grants have also been awarded and they include £9,291 to Nanpantan Scout Group towards their new build scout and community centre and £8,250 to Shepshed Cricket Club to improve toilet facilities and accessibility 

The 13 Charnwood Community Grants which have been awarded are:

  • £2,000 to Age UK – Charnwood Men & Women in Sheds towards general running costs
  • £2,888 to B-Buddies to purchase outdoor ramps for cycling activities
  • £1,128 to Communities Food and Wellbeing Hub towards providing Health & Wellbeing Events
  • £3,750 to Falcon Support Services towards the Charnwood Drop-In Service
  • £970 to Friends of Mountsorrel Castle Gardens towards improvements to Castle Park
  • £1,750 to Golf in Society towards purchase a golf buggy to enable wider access to the golfing facilities
  • £1,000 to Grow Give Live towards street side planters for edible and flowering plants providing free of charge access to fresh produce to people in Syston
  • £1,425 to Leslie Edwards Trust towards lipreading & communication skills classes in Loughborough & Birstall
  • £2,044 to Menphys towards the start-up of Saturday Clubs in Charnwood
  • £1,022 awarded through Community Grants and £1,022 from Loughborough Grant
  • £1,500 to Modern Painters New Decorators towards work with disadvantaged communities in Charnwood through art, £500 awarded through Community Grants and £1,000 from Loughborough Grant
  • £1,545 to Sileby Tennis and Pickleball Club towards the repurpose of a tennis court to create three dedicated Pickleball and kids mini tennis courts
  • £1,500 to Without Walls towards to general running costs of Singing Cafes in Shepshed and Loughborough.

The three Charnwood Community Facility Grants which have been awarded are:

  • £9,291 to 1st Nanpantan Scout Group towards completion of internal and external new build works
  • £3,600 to Bishop Beveridge Club towards installation of solar panels
  • £8,250 to Shepshed Cricket Club towards improving the toilet facilities and disability access.

Applications for Charnwood Community Grants for 2024/25 open in April. To find out more details about Charnwood Community Grants and how to apply, visit our webpage.

 If you’d like to be notified of when the grant rounds are open for applications please contact: VCSupport@charnwood.gov.uk