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Worthy causes win in Woolton

Charity offers ‘sterling’ support to local groups

CAN you make a difference to life in Woolton?

That’s the big question being posed to community and voluntary groups in the Liverpool suburb as part of an annual local grant funding scheme.

Each year, The Woolton Educational and Recreational Charity calls for applications from local groups that are working to improve education and recreation in the community.

The charity uses the interest from the sale of the Woolton Village Club in 2000 to provide the funding.

This year it is anticipated that the charity will have £13,000 available to support local causes. Amongst the groups who benefited from last year’s awards were the Woolton Youth Centre, which received £1,055 for sport and gardening equipment; St James Pre-school picked up £431 to buy new play equipment; Woolton Wanderers Women’s Institute received £821 to boost its digital technology kit and MSB Woolton Football Club got £1,700 to fund football coaching courses.

Chair of The Woolton Educational and Recreational Charity, Councillor Malcolm Kelly, said: “Over the years we have been able to support some fantastic local groups who really do amazing work to improve the quality of life for everyone within our community. We are hoping 2019 will be no exception which is why we are calling for applications for grant funding. If you are part of group that is helping others in the Woolton area we would love to hear from you.”

  • Applications should be made by Thursday 28 February 2019. Application forms can be obtained from Robin Thomaides at Liverpool City Council, Cunard Building, Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1DS. Telephone 0151 233 0470, email: thomaides@liverpool.gov.uk