Community funding up for grabs
Published by Laura Beckett for Halton Housing Trust in Housing and also in Communities, Education, Environment
Organisations in Halton are invited to apply for funding pots that could help transform their communities.
Halton Housing Trust is offering awards of up to £5000 to community groups and individuals if they can prove that their projects enhance and enrich their local neighbourhoods and its people, as well as matching the Trust’s and Halton Borough Council’s wider priorities.
Shirley Corcoran, the Trust’s customer involvement manager said: “This funding could really give local groups the help they need– whether they are long established or just getting off the ground, the money could help take them to the next stage.
We’re really keen to fund activities that support ‘hard to reach’ groups, such as the socially excluded or the unemployed, or those who help promote the interests of younger people, but most importantly group aims must match ours and those of the wider borough.”
Art Unlimited, an art club based at Kingsway Library in Widnes, is one of the many local organisations to have benefited from a cash boost this year. With members from across Runcorn and Widnes, the group was given £250 to help pay for materials and a professional tutor.
Group treasurer Shelia Davis was delighted to receive the funding, saying: “Thanks to the money we were able to pay for a professional art tutor to lead a few of our classes, who taught us lots of techniques to enhance our artwork - we may apply again in the future.”
For further information about the Trust’s community funding, please contact Irene McNally, customer services support officer, on 0151 510 5221 or email email@example.com or fill in the application form online at www.haltonhousing.org
Art Unlimited meets on Thursday afternoons. If you would like to join the group, email Frank Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org