In 2016, Allenton Big Local again awarded Community Chest funding to Merrill PTFA to support a residential weekend for 20 children from Allenton. The trip was organised by Merrill PTFA to Dimmingsdale Youth Hostel in the Staffordshire Moorland.
Being out in the countryside and learning about the environment was a new experience for many of the children on the trip. They hiked, explored caves and took part in team games, challenges and activities. Continue reading Getting away from it all in Dimmingsdale
Allenton Big Local is now accepting applications for the next round of community chest funding.
The community chest provides small grants of up to £1,000 to support the work of groups based in the Allenton Big Local area. The focus of any application must link to one of the project’s three priorities, which are: strengthening the community; improving life skills; and creating opportunities for training and employment.
Groups benefiting from the last round of community chest funding included Merrill PTFA, which received £1,175 towards a residential trip for 20 disadvantaged students, and UpBeat Community Dance which received support to help young dancers from the Allenton Big Local area to attend a summer school and visit a performance at the Royal Albert Hall. Allenton United Football Club was also awarded £1,500 to buy new kit, equipment, training and coaching.
Groups in the Allenton Big Local area have until 30th September to submit their application for the current round of funding. For more information about the community chest, or to download an application check out the apply for funding page here on the website.
Local organisations will soon be benefiting from funding from the Allenton Big Local Community Chest.
Successful applicants include Merrill PTFA, who will receive £1,175 towards a residential trip for 20 disadvantaged students who live in the Allenton Big Local area.
Allenton United Football Club will also receive £1,500 of Community Chest funding to buy new kit, equipment, training and coaching. Their new kit will feature the Allenton Big Local logo, and the team has agreed to provide weekly match reports to keep the ABL project informed of how they are doing.
An application from UpBeat Community Dance was also successful. The Community Chest will fund Summer School places for young dancers from the Allenton Big Local area, as well as a visit to a performance at the Royal Albert Hall.
The Community Chest is a small grants fund available to groups based in the Allenton Big Local area. Groups can apply for funding to use in a variety of ways, but applications must focus on bringing about a direct benefit to the Big Local area and objectives, and link to one of the Allenton Big Local priorities:
- strengthening the community
- improving life skills
- creating opportunities for training and employment
There will be further opportunities later this year for local organisations to apply for help from the Community Chest. When the next round of funding is released, we’ll announce it here on the ABL website, and on Facebook and Twitter @allentonmillion.
Our first round of Community Chest funding is now closed to new submissions. Successful applicants will be confirmed over the next few weeks. For those who missed this round, there will be another round of funding announced in the coming months.
Thanks to everyone who applied and good luck!
The Community Chest is a small grants fund available to groups based in the Allenton Big Local area.
The aim is to award grants of up to £1000 and the funding can be used in any way to support the work of groups, but the focus of any application must link to one of the three priorities and bring about a direct benefit to the Big Local Trust area and complement the aims and objectives set out within the Allenton Big Local Plan.
It is a simple application process and for more details please visit the funding page or telephone The Enthusiasm Trust on 01332 362479.
Applications for funding are now open. The closing date to apply for the current round of funding is 30th September 2014.