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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-09-12

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Community Grant fund supporting local projects in Pensby and Thingwall

A ₤5,000 community grant fund has been shared amongst a number of local charities and community, voluntary and faith groups in Pensby and Thingwall. All of the groups had to show to how their individual project would improve the quality of life of residents or positively impact local places. The successful groups will use the extra money to help tackle social isolation at a local luncheon club, provide a Christmas celebration for carers, increase the number of books at Pensby Library and much more.  Cllr Phillip Brightmore, Wirral's Cabinet Member for Environment said:- "The community fund will provide support to a diverse range of projects across the West of the borough. The application process highlighted the fantastic work of many voluntary, community and faith groups in Pensby and Thingwall and I am delighted that so many local groups will receive some extra cash to help them grow."

Groups could apply for up to 2 projects with maximum bids of up to ₤500 for each project. 11 different groups applied for funding with 15 projects successful in their bids for financial support.  From 2013 to 2016, Wirral West Constituency Committee made ₤10,000 per ward available for local organisations in Wirral West to bid for funding. However, the ward of Pensby and Thingwall was left with money left over from that bidding process and it was decided to open up a new bidding process to ensure those communities received the full amount.

Group Name Project Summary Amount Granted
Pensby Library Volunteers To install Christmas lights along Pensby Road to brighten up the area for the festive season. ₤500.00
Pensby Library Volunteers To increase book stock at Pensby Library ₤250.00 
Kylemore Luncheon Club To provide entertainers / speakers for the Kylemore Luncheon Club, which tackles social isolation in Pensby. ₤250.00


Kylemore Luncheon Club To cover hall hire costs to help keep the Club running. ₤480.00
Carers Get Together To provide a Christmas celebration for local carers (38 in group). ₤370.00
Carers Get Together To provide an outing for local carers. ₤200.00
Wirral Community Narrow Boat Trust To provide narrow boat cruises for disabled Pensby and Thingwall residents. ₤400.00
Pensby Recreational Centre To repair fencing at the Pensby Recreational Centre. ₤400.00
Friends of Pensby Library To provide festive lighting at Pensby Library. ₤500.00
Friends of Pensby Library To increase book stock at Pensby Library. ₤250.00
Holidays At Home To provide support at Christmas to lonely and isolated residents. ₤400.00
Irby Thurstaston & Pensby Amenity Society To refurbish benches in Pensby. ₤338.00
Irby Thurstaston & Pensby Amenity Society To refurbish benches in Thingwall. ₤292.00
2nd Thingwall Scout Group To improve exterior / security lighting at the scout hut. ₤400.00
Heswall Operatic Society To provide a new keyboard for use at the Kylemore Centre. ₤250.00

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