Six groups receive £44,000 in Frodsham Wind Farm grants

SIX community based projects in and around the Frodsham-Helsby area have been awarded funding totalling £44,000 by the Marshes Community Benefit Fund Panel.
The money comes from the annual £120,000 community payments made by Frodsham Wind Farm Ltd.
It is the ninth round of awards since the fund was established in 2016.
The panel met virtually, via Zoom, because of the pandemic.

Panel members analysed each of the applications and agreed to award just under £44,000 to six worthy recipients, from Helsby, Frodsham and Alvanley, whose applications met the award criteria and offered ventures that would benefit the local community.
Not-for-profit schools, charities, businesses, community groups or clubs considering a project which will benefit the local community can apply for a grant Guidelines for applications and details of the award process are available on the MCBF website.
The MCBF Panel meets again in the Autumn to consider all applications submitted by the August 31 deadline.
The six successful groups are:
Helsby Community Sports Club was awarded £9,200 towards the purchase of two pitch side dugouts and four foldable football mini goals.
Alvanley Cricket Club was awarded £3,862 towards providing two new bowling machines, one for the juniors and one for the seniors.
Association of Frodsham Townfield Allotments was awarded £2,000 towards upgrading grass tracks to an all-weather gravel surface, link and into an all-weather path through much of the site.
The 4th Frodsham Scouts will receive £15,000 towards a further phase of their planned works to improve storage space and access as the club’s use grows.
Helsby Hillside Primary School has been granted £6,650 towards a key stage two (KS2) “outdoor gym.”
OPAL services have been awarded £7,000 towards an ongoing project “developing digital inclusion” services for local older people and their carers.

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