Funding Recommendation #22 – Wednesfield South TRA

The panel has approved funding of £1,750 for Wednesfield South TRA to help fund their participation in the Wednesfield High Community Fun Day in June and also a coach trip for local youngsters to Blackpool in July.

We can’t wait to see the photos and wish we were going with them!

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Funding Recommendation #21 – St Thomas Centre Management Committee

The panel has recommended funding of £1,092 to the St Thomas Centre Management Committee to help equip the kitchen in the recently renovated St Thomas Centre.

The former Wednesfield library has now been converted by the parish church for community use, at a cost of over £91,000. The management committee has received funding from the Community First Panel in years 1 & 3 and this gives you an idea of not only how big this project was, but also how strongly local people felt about bringing the former library building back into community use.

The panel will also now be holding it’s meeting at the venue which officially opened in March 2014.

Funding Recommendation #20 – St Albans Church

The panel has approved funding of £2,500 for St Alban’s Church in order to help them repair the floor of the church which has become damaged due to wear and tear.

The church provides a home for numerous voluntary groups, with a wide variety of benefits to the community and the panel is pleased to be able to help this vital venue continue to offer facilities to community groups.

Funding Recommendation #19 – Wednesfield History Society

The panel has approved funding of £2,500 for the Wednesfield History Society which will run a number of heritage related projects in Wednesfield.

As well as historical meetings and events to celebrate the history of Wednesfield, the group will support the launch of the Bentley Bridge Art Project, along with the project working group and encourage the local community to take ownership of the new artwork / sculptures.

They will also organise historic walks throughout Wednesfield and organise a re-enactment of Battle of Wodensfield, working with local schools and organisations to celebrate the importance of the history of the battle.

Funding Recommendation #18 – Wednesfield Wolves FC

The panel has approved funding of £1,300 to Wednesfield Wolves U13’s football club to go towards paying for a trip to take part in a football tournament in Spain.

The club will take 13 youngsters to Barcelona where they will play against Spanish teams and visit the Nou Camp – the home of Barcelona FC, providing the players with a valuable experience.

We look forward to seeing their photos!

Funding Recommendation #17 – Friends of Fibbersley Local Nature Reserve

The panel has approved funding totalling £500 for the Friends of Fibbersley Local Nature Reserve.

This voluntary group have managed and maintained the reserve for many years and are currently in the process of upgrading many of the pathways in the reserve, with particular focus on the Wednesfield end of the reserve.

The new hard core, all weather pathway will replace the existing muddy pathway and improve general access as well as wheelchair access, enabling more people from Wednesfield to use the reserve.

Funding Recommendation #16 – Cycle Actifit Community Interest Company

Following the success of their year 2 bid, the panel has recommended £485 funding for the Cycle Actifit Community Interest Company to run a number of health related activities at community events.

The project will promote health and wellbeing within the community and promote alternative, sustainable transport. Cycle Actifit will attend community events over the summer and engage with young and older people from all backgrounds by repairing their bikes for free and providing a free smoothie bike service where people choose and make a fruit smoothie then pedal a mechanically propelled blender to make the drink.