Alderman Estate is ship shape thanks to donation
Published by Anonymous for Sanctuary Housing Association in Housing and also in Communities
Children getting ready to dispose of their rubbish on the estate
Residents on the Alderman Estate, Liverpool, rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty at a community clean-up day, funded by Sanctuary Housing’s Grand Ideas Fund.
Thanks to the £840 donation, Sanctuary, in partnership with Hunts Cross Ward, supplied eight skips so that families could dispose of unwanted rubbish from their homes, gardens and communal areas.
Hunts Cross Ward is one of many community groups across England to benefit from Sanctuary’s Grand Ideas Fund. Now in its second year, the fund offers up to £1,000 to groups that need financial support to help deliver activities within their local community for the benefit of local residents.
During the day, a picnic lunch satisfied hungry workers and activities kept youngsters entertained, including a climbing wall provided by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.
Residents were able to micro-chip their dogs for free with the Liverpool City Council dog chipping service and the Merseyside Police provided a bike marking service for those who wanted to register their bikes.
Councillor Rachael O’Byrne, for Hunts Cross Ward, said: “It was lovely to see so many residents getting involved. We were able to speak to many of the families that attended about their views and thoughts on the area.”
Sanctuary’s head of housing operations, Christa Ripley, added: “The community day was a great success with 200 residents taking part. I hope it will make residents feel proud of their community.”
The Grand Ideas Fund is open for applications from charities, resident groups and voluntary organisations.
The fund is designed to support as wide a variety of projects as possible – from youth activities to the improvement of community facilities.
For details on how to apply, contact the Sanctuary Housing Community Investment team on 01905 334271 email@example.com
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