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Funding available for good causes in Woolton

Voluntary groups in Woolton are being urged to apply to a special grant fund which aims to improve recreational and educational opportunities in the area.

The Woolton Educational and Recreational Charity was set up following the sale of the Woolton Village Club in 2000. The club was sold for £300,000 and the charity uses the interest on the proceeds of the sale to fund local projects aimed at improving the quality of life for everyone.

Last year a host of great causes local to the Woolton area benefited from the charity.

These included the 3rd Allerton Scouts which received £1,000 to buy archery equipment, the Woolton Air Cadets which was given £1,050 for first aid equipment and the Friends of Reynolds Park, which was given £1,800 to buy children’s play equipment.

This year it is anticipated that the charity will have about £13,000 available to invest in projects from local groups.

Local groups and organisations have until Tuesday 28 February to submit a bid for funding. Applications forms are available from Robin Thomaides, Liverpool City Council, Cunard Building, Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1DS. Telephone 0151 233 0470. Email – robin.thomaides@liverpool.gov.uk

Richard Lindsey, the 3rd Allerton Scouts Cub Scout Leader said: “The awards we have received really do make a long-term difference to our activities.”

Cllr Malcolm Kelly, chair of The Woolton Educational and Recreational Charity, said: “The village hall was gifted to the people of the village by William Dodge James in 1896.

“Since its sale, we have used the proceeds to invest in the local community and support many fantastic initiatives from local groups. “The application process is open to anyone in the Woolton area who wants to use the funding to help improve recreation and education in the area. We look forward to receiving your bids.”

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