Frodsham groups benefit from windfarm fund

Several Frodsham-based groups are amongst 10 community-based projects that have been awarded just over £73,000 in the latest round of awards from the Marshes Community Benefit Fund.

Successful projects include:

Frodsham Youth Association will use the £9,724 awarded to refurbish and enable the hall access and toilet facilities at the youth club. Once the work is completed the building will be accessible to people with disabilities, as currently fire safety recommendations prevent this from happening. Eager to have the building work started soon as possible as the centre is closed due to the Covid-19 restrictions and hopeful that the work will be completed before they reopen to the Frodsham youngsters.

Frodsham & District History Society will use the £5,000 awarded to ensure that the collection of archived documents, maps, posters, books, journals, artefacts, historic images and photographic sides are available online. Ensuring that the collection will be preserved in a more appropriate archival storage. The modernisation of will raise the profile of local history and heritage in Frodsham and the surrounding area by allowing those with an interest to personally view all the materials or access them via an online search. This will also allow Frodsham’s historic past to be preserved for future research and display.

OPAL Services received £10,000 which will go towards funding two their community schemes within the Helsby and Frodsham area for a further year. One of the schemes is Branching Out, which includes a social club, an activity café and a cooking group. The other befitting scheme is OPAL Go On Line. Both these schemes along with the many other community based services OPAL provides have a positive impact in the general well-being of older people and their carers, enabling those who attend to benefit from being able to remain connected and engaged with hobbies and activities with friends.

A full list of the awards can be found here.

For details of the Fund and information on the application process you can visit the FAQ page of the MCBF website, applications for the next round of funds will re-open on 1 June 2020 and close on 31 August 2020.