Community Grant Roundup – June

This month we awarded two Community Involvement Grants and 17 Gardening Grants. We also provided a total of £8525 to help 48 projects to organise parties in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. For all of the news and pictures from these royal celebrations, click here. And read on for a report and photos from an exciting Community Grant funded event in Chorley.

“To celebrate the start of summer, service users and staff at Balshaw Avenue hosted a fun-filled party in their garden. Guests at the event enjoyed a petting zoo courtesy of Fishers Mobile Farm, as well as a variety of games, a raffle, face painting and a buffet.

Everyone at the party really enjoyed meeting the animals – a calf, a goat, three sheep and two piglets – and even got the opportunity to feed the sheep and take Betty the goat for a walk around the garden. After spending time with the animals, guests took part in traditional games such as hook-a-duck, and competed in an egg and spoon race. At the end of the day, every guest took home a special prize from the raffle.”

Registered Manager Sharon Duxbury, who organised the garden party, said:

“It was lovely to see everyone smiling and having such a good time. I particularly enjoyed watching people feeding the lambs from the mobile farm! Thank you to everyone who worked hard to make the day such a success.”

Carol Pope, a guest at the garden party, said:

“I loved seeing the animals, so thanks to everyone who organised the party. It was fantastic!”

If you’d like to apply for a Community Involvement Grant, simply fill out this form, call Suzy Kennedy for more information on 0161 236 0829, or email suzy.kennedy@creativesupport.co.uk




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