We’re delighted to have awarded even more money to projects in the local area
We’ve had a number of applications to the Red Industries Landfill Communities Fund from not-for-profit organisations looking for funding for projects within 3 miles of our site. At the last Committee Meeting, we awarded over £250,000 to local projects. In total we have now approved over £300,000 worth of funding to projects in Staffordshire.
The projects we’ve awarded funding to include:
- Eastwood Hanley Football Club (Hanley) – security fencing around the site to make it safe and secure from anti-social behaviour.
- 67th Burslem Scout Group – fencing around the perimeter of the site so that children in the local area, and further afield, can safely take part in outdoor activities.
- Newcastle and Hartshill Cricket Club – improvements to men’s shower and toilet facilities, plus improved disabled access and facilities.
- Silverdale Parish Council – restoring and resurrecting the Silverdale Colliery Pit Wheel as a tribute to the families who worked in and around the pit.
- Halmer End CIC – a memorial garden to acknowledge the Minne Pit disaster in 1918, in which 156 men and boys lost their lives.
- Newcastle Town FC Youth – equipment to help them maintain and improve the pitches at Roe Lane Playing Fields.
- All Saints Church (Hanley) – heating for part of the church to enable them to utilise the space, particularly in the winter months
- Realise Foundation (Chesterton) – installation of artwork recognising the social and mining history of Chesterton.
- St Barnabas Church (Bradwell) – security cameras around the hall and church to reduce anti-social behaviour and vandalism, making it a safer place for community groups to use.
These organisations provide vital services to the local communities and people who use their facilities. We’re pleased to be able to approve funding to support these fantastic organisations.