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3rd Warrington East Scout Group develops new life skills with young girls and boys between 6 and 18 years old. The Cheshire Community Foundation grant improved their facilities by providing LED lighting throughout the Scout hut, which has enabled the space to be used by the Scouts and other community groups.
Burtonwood Sewing Group is a small but fast-growing organisation whose reach goes far beyond sewing and textile crafting to inspire and share sewing/textile crafting techniques, whilst at the same time providing recreational activity which brings together local people, helping to prevent isolation, developing friendships and encouraging social inclusion in a rural community. A Cheshire Community Foundation grant paid for the purchase of a sewing machine, cutting tables and IT equipment for theREAD MORE
Capesthorne Road Club provide a social club for isolated older people. The group identified a need for a creative arts project for their members to enjoy together. A Cheshire Community Foundation grant paid for room hire, materials and promotional flyers to attract more members.
Contact the Elderly is a successful group which has been running in one location since 2001. Links with local referral agencies led to the organisation forming a second group in Warrington and funding from Cheshire Community Foundation helped to sustain the two groups.
Culcheth Sports Club is a widely used community sports facility. A Cheshire Community Foundation grant enabled the installation of a new disabled toilet facility, which is a significant part of a wider refurbishment project to bring the Club up to modern standards and continue to provide a range of services.
Early Birds Swimming Club offers early morning structured swimming sessions for health, fitness and socialising, especially for those living alone. Aimed at adults, the membership at present consists of mainly over 55’s, some with medical conditions, who are swimming to maintain health and recover to fitness after illness or injury. A Cheshire Community Foundation grant enabled the printing of fliers and their circulation to potential new members, as well as the creation of newspaper publiREAD MORE
Fairfield Community Association works closely with The Fairfield & Howley Neighbourhood Project and The Friends of St. Elphins Park, providing support to older people in the local community by organising projects to improve the area, enabling social interaction and creating activities of community interest. Cheshire Community Foundation grant support enabled 100 older people to come together to socialise and enjoy a 3 course lunch.
Fearnhead Bits & Bob Craft Club provide crafting activities for isolated older people. A Cheshire Community Foundation grant enabled the club to purchase equipment and materials.
Fearnhead Cross Coffee Shop facilitate a Community Cafe at the local Community Centre, as well as running an over 60’s Club allowing older people to access different activities. A Cheshire Community Foundation grant helped the project to purchase a defibrillator, enhancing the safe guarding and support that the Cafe and Club can provide to isolated older people, as well as supporting people with disabilities who live locally.
Friends of Longbarn Park was set up to maintain and enhance the appearance of the Park for the benefit of the local community. A Cheshire Community Foundation grant helped to purchase a range of tools for volunteer working parties at the park plus fuel and insurance costs.