Charity boost for Woolton groups

Voluntary groups in Woolton will benefit from a charity established to improve recreation and education in the neighbourhood.
The Woolton Educational and Recreational Charity is using the interest on the proceeds from the sale of Woolton Village Club in 2000 to make awards to local groups.
This year it is anticipated that about £15,000 will be available from the Charity.
Among the groups to benefit last year were:
Women’s Institute – £300 for a hands free microphone system
Woolton in Bloom – £5000 for the provision of plants and watering
Woolton Community Resource Centre – £2400 for the purchase of publicity materials
Woolton Village Residents Association – £640 for the provision of plants and equipment

Menlove Allotments Society – £450 for the provision of a Portaloo

 Woolton Village Club was originally given to the Urban District Council of Much Woolton in 1896 by William Dodge James. It was sold for £300,000 and the interest on the proceeds of the sale is used by the Charity. which owned the club, ” for educational and recreational purposes for the benefit of the inhabitants of Woolton and the neighbourhood with the object of improving the condition of life of such persons.”

Applications should be made by 28 February 2015. Application forms can be obtained from Mr. R. Thomaides, Liverpool City Council, Room 220, Municipal Buildings, Dale Street L2 2DH ( Tel 0151 225 2405) or email

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