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1st Sutton (St James) Scout and Guide Group operates in the Sutton area of Macclesfield. The Cheshire Community Foundation grant paid for a lighting desk, after the Group had identified a need for improved lighting for their stage. The Scout and Guide Group use their stage to provide creative arts and shows for themselves and the wider community as part of a range of activities.
35th South West Cheshire (Wistaston) Scout Group, based in Crewe, has over 135 members. The Cheshire Community Foundation grant provided essential help with heating and electrical works as part of a much-needed major refurbishment of their HQ.
Barnton Community Group provide a range of activities for the small community of Barnton, Northwich. The Cheshire Community Foundation grant enabled the group to purchase two basketball stands for their community enhancing project, making a community village green area into a focal point of the village to bring members of the community together.
Bloomingart’s objectives are to bring a happier and healthier lifestyle through the window of art. Targeting isolated older people is one of the things they are so passionate about. Delivering art lessons will up skill individuals and is life changing. Not only do they get to learn all about art, they talk and make friends along the way, which leads onto communication about other areas they may be struggling in, like low moods. The art although vastly important becomes secondary and their growtREAD MORE
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
Carers Trust 4 All offer a range of support for carers including flexible breaks, care in your own home, information, support and advice for Carers. The ‘Singing Together’ project is specifically aimed at socially isolated older people living in the CW12 footprint of Congleton. The Cheshire Community Grant paid for sessional costs to deliver singing sessions.
Chelford Tenants and Residents Association provides support, advice and representation for members and the community on local issues. The association works with the local primary school and partner agencies such as Age UK, the local medical practice, Cheshire East Council, the local Parish Council and Peaks & Plains Housing Trust. The Cheshire Community Foundation grant helped to replace catering equipment in the community kitchen to ensure the long term sustainability of facilities inREAD MORE
Chelford Village Hall operates the village hall for the inhabitants of Chelford. The hall is used by many different groups, societies and clubs including the amateur dramatics group, the local church, Chelford Badminton Club and Chelford Tuesday Bridge Club, increasing a sense of community and helping a variety of people. Cheshire Community Grant funding supported the renovation of the village hall, improving the facilities available for multiple groups.
Cheshire Development Education Centre (CDEC) delivered a ‘World in our street’ project focused on Brook Street, in Chester – a multi-cultural and diverse street. The project ‘mapped’ the street and used storytelling, involving young people from local schools, in an attempt to raise awareness of cultural diversity and enhance community integration and inclusion. The Cheshire Community Foundation grant paid for staffing and running costs.
Church of the Holy Ascension supports the local parish community of Upton. They applied for funding to replace old rotten windows in their building, which would help with energy conservation, lower heating bills, better ventilation in warm weather and security which will help secure continued use and increase bookings. A grant from Cheshire Community Foundation helped towards the capital works.