Saturday, 9 February 2013

Grant Giving Day in Frodsham - 11 February 2013

We've got a grant giving day on Monday 11 February 2013.  The event is being held from 6:30pm at the 'Tin Church' Main Street from 6:30pm.

Groups, clubs and societies from Frodsham are looking to secure grant funding and are going to have to persuade each other as to which worthy causes should be supported.  You see whilst Cllr Lynn Riley and I are making the money available from 'our' Members Grant budgets - it will be all the clubs and groups bidding for funds that will decide who gets what awards - and they can't vote for themselves!

They have to pitch their proposals to the other groups in a short 2 minute presentation having completed a short application form.

We'll be looking to award around £6,000 of grant money - the exact amount hasn't been finally decided just yet.  If you haven't yet applied - and you want to - we will allow late entries - but do please contact Peter Lloyd at CWaC by email first on peter.lloyd@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk .  Do please send the email to him asap.

So far we have the following bids:

For a grant of £250:

1 - Wellspring bereavement group - they want the money to help support people who have suffered a loss;
2 - Little Overton pre-school - they want the money to go part way to buy a new computer;
3- Frodsham Model Car Club - they want to buy a model car which they will use to promote their club and greater participation in their activities.

For a grant of £500:

1 - Rotary Club of Frodsham & Helsby - to help fund the Festival in the Park;
2 - Frodsham Junior Players who want to put on a play with youngsters taking the starring roles;
3 - Frodsham Rainbow Club - are looking for support for their youngsters to take part in sports and circus activities;
4 - Frodsham Youth Association - to develop a Youth Cafe - with a view for it to be open at the weekends especially;
5 - Castle Park Arts Centre - who want the money to equip their cafe with new tables and chairs;
6 - Frodsham Transition Initiative - who will plant at least 30 fruit trees in Castle Park and Top Road in 2013;
7 - Frodsham Scouts

For a grant of £1,000:

1 - Frodsham Army Cadets - first aid initiative;
2 - Young Life international - who want the money to rent the Sea Scout hut (£400) and will use the remaining £600 to support people raising money to visit Soweto in South Africa;
3 - Frodsham Manor House School - outdoor learning - including supporting our local bee population;
4 - Frodsham Guides - who want money to insulate their building!
5 - Frodsham Community Association - who want the money to go towards supporting the downhill run;
6 - St Laurence Church PCC - who want the money to go towards supporting their re-building fund;
7 - Frodsham Kano Kids Judo Club - who want the money to go towards buying more mats;
8 - Vale Royal Women's Aid - who want the money to support their anti domestic violence initiative;
9 - North Cheshire Rail Users' Group - who want the money to replace a wood and wire fence at the station with 'traditional railings.'
10 - Weaver Vale Primary School

Best of luck to everyone.  Lynn and I will be acting as 'Masters of Ceremonies' and time keepers.  Many, many thanks to Rev Tim for letting us use the 'Tin Church' again - it is a super venue for this sort of initiative - and to the team of officers who have supported us.

We'll also be taking the opportunity to make a few announcements ...


Each CWaC Cllr has a fund of £10,000 per year which can be awarded to support local initiatives.  The idea is that the funding can be given with the minimum of fuss.