Thirteen community groups from across the North Westhave been awarded grants of up to £500 each from Freedom Fibre’s Freedom Fund, a community fund designed to support good and green community projects. Eleven of the groups attended an awards ceremony in November to accept their grants.
Successful applicants from this year’s Freedom Fund include:
Mindful Events UK CIC, which was awarded £280 to contribute towards running a nature art mindfulness weekend at a woodland park in Leigh.
Merly's Kitchen CIC, which was awarded £250 to go towards wildflower seeds for a community allotment in Atherton, as well as equipment.
Croft Village Memorial Hall, which was awarded £440 to contribute towards installing Hive Thermostat controllers to improve energy efficiency.
Culcheth Sports Club - The Daten, which was awarded £250 to go towards new plants at the front of their community connections café.
Business for Youth in Newton-le-Willows, which was awarded £250 to go towards clearing and stocking planters in Earlestown for the winter season.
Incredible Education CIC, which was awarded £250 to contribute towards a “repair café” to upcycle and recycle timber.
Friends of Parr Fold Park, which was awarded £500 to contribute towards transforming an area of the Walkden park into an attractive, biodiverse and wildlife-friendly haven by creating a pond surrounded by pollinator-friendly plants.
The Rotary Club of Irlam, which was awarded £500 to contribute towards installing planters to lampposts in Irlam and Cadishead.
Poorlots Allotment and Leisure Society, which was awarded £500 to contribute towards a liner for a large pond in a wildlife nature reserve.
The Ability Cooperative Ltd, which was awarded £500 to contribute towards a carpet underlay for plants at Prince’s Park Garden Centre in Irlam.
Recreate-U, which was awarded £500 to contribute towards creating a bird watching space for local residents, as well as create a seating area in the new nature reserve for local residents.
Friends of Irlam Library, which was awarded £500 to contribute towards a NatureArk to enhance biodiversity and rainwater collection system for the library’s back garden.
Rixton with Glazebrook Community Hall, which was awarded £400 to contribute towards funding hanging baskets.
Neil McArthur, Freedom Fibre’s Chief Executive Officer, said:
“I’m thrilled that we have been able to make awards to such a diverse range of good and green causes in Cheshire. The non-profit groups that have received the funding are all working to positively impact their communities through education, sustainability efforts, and projects that bring local residents together. All these goals directly align with Freedom Fibre’s own company values, and we feel incredibly privileged to work alongside these community groups to help benefit the areas where Freedom Fibre is building our network.”
Freedom Fibre first launched The Freedom Fund in October 2022 to support community groups delivering environmental projects. Freedom Fibre is currently rolling out its lightning-fast, full-fibre network to homes and businesses throughout the North West. If you are interested in connecting to our full-fibre network, please register your interest online..