Freedom Fibre has distributed thousands of pounds to good and green causes in areas where it is rolling out its lightning-fast, full-fibre broadband network.
In total, thirteen community groups from Culcheth (Cheshire), Irlam (Salford), Weaverham (Cheshire) and Whitchurch (Shropshire) received £250 each from the company’s Freedom Fund to help deliver environmental projects. They are:
Croft Village Memorial Hall, Culcheth received £250 towards environmental projects in their grounds including installing bird and bat boxes.
Warrington Sunday Litter Team received £250 to purchase new litter picking equipment for their volunteer teams in Culcheth, Croft and Winwick.
Friends of Irlam Library received £250 to transform a courtyard in to a fully-accessible green space within the library
Princes Park Garden Centre, Irlam received £250 towards a rainwater collection system.
Poorlots Allotments, Irlam received £250 to help create a nature reserve on a derelict piece of land;
The Rotary Club of Irlam received £250 towards an ecoflow portable power unit to power their Santa Float in future years.
Weaverham Community Memorial Orchard received £250 towards an information board so that visitors can identify and learn about the different varieties of fruit grown.
Weaverham Parish Council received £250 to contribute towards the installation of solar panels on the roof of the community centre.
The Inner Wheel Club of Whitchurch received £250 to continue adopting derelict pieces of land across the town to transform them in to community gardens.
St. Alkmund’s Church, Whitchurch was awarded £250 for green improvements at the church, including creating bug hotels, installing bird boxes and putting in an information board.
Whitchurch Walkers were awarded £250 to help raise promote the group’s ‘Walkers are Welcome’ campaign throughout the town.
The Queensway Area Residential and Recreational Association, Whitchurch received £250 to plant a range of pollinating plants across Queensway Playing Fields.
Brownlow Community Centre Trust, Whitchurch was awarded £250 to replace fluorescent lighting with more efficient, environmentally friendly LED lighting.
Neil McArthur, Freedom Fibre’s Chief Executive Officer, said:
“I’m absolutely delighted that we have been able to make awards to these very worthy causes. Playing our part in the communities in which we are working is so important to us – I can’t wait to see these projects come to fruition!”
The Freedom Fund was launched in October 2022 to support community groups delivering environmental projects. The Fund will re-open again later in 2023 to provide support for an even greater range of community groups.
Freedom Fibre is currently rolling out its lightning-fast, full-fibre network to homes and businesses across the North West. If you are interested in connecting to our full-fibre network, please register your interest at www.freedomfibre.co.uk/connect.