Several Frodsham-based groups are amongst eight community-based projects that have been awarded just over £72,000 in the latest round of awards from the Marshes Community Benefit Fund.
This is the eighth round of awards since the Marshes Community Benefit Fund was established in 2016.
Successful projects include:
4th Frodsham Scout Group’s Scout hut was a popular venue to hire out prior to Covid 19. The improvements funded by their £11,500 award will go towards phase one of planned works which, once all works are completed, the group hopes will encourage hirers to book the Scout Hut when it reopens. With a large waiting list across all groups, the improved centre would be able to increase troop numbers.
Frodsham Allotments Association will spend the allotted £2,500 on providing a mains water supply to the Kingsway allotment site. This will enable plot holders to enjoy the benefits associated with gardening on an allotment, by reducing the need to transport water to their plots during the warm weather which, due to the distance can be a difficult and arduous task.
Red Lion Crown Green Bowls is an independent volunteer group that promotes the sport of Crown Green Bowling for the people of Frodsham and the surrounding areas. The £2,500 they received will allow them to purchase additional equipment which will enable them to set up weekly sessions locally. They want to expand and encourage people of all ages, abilities and ethnicities to take part in crown green bowling.
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 December 2020 and close on 28 February 2021.