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Community Chest awards

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.

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