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Community projects given a helping hand by Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre

Aisling Kiely 29th Oct, 2016

THE CHELMSLEY Wood Neighbourhood fund backed by Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre has helped a number of community groups get projects off the ground.

The initiative – launched by the owners of Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre – has been set up to enable community groups to apply for quick-access funding to benefit people in the local area.

A long-list of community groups stepped forward to apply for the much-needed funding and pitched ideas in-front of a judging panel.

The 11 winning projects – including guitar and ukelele building sessions designed to help people living with mental health – received £2,000 each out of the £15,500 pot to tackle social and environmental issues in North Solihull.

Centre manager, Neil Griffin said: “The grant fund of £15,500 allows the centre to play an active part in supporting the local people and organisations who are dedicating their time and energy to a host of valuable causes.

Pizza and Potatoes also managed to qualify for a £2,000 grant.

Pizza and Potatoes managed to qualify for a £2,000 grant.

“We hope that in the coming months many of these groups will take the opportunity to put on modest displays and presentations at the Chelmsley Wood Centre so all our shoppers can share the positive way they are helping shape our society.”

The projects are expected to take place over coming months and promise to make a big impact on the borough.

For more information, visit www.projectdirt.com/chelmsleywood

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