A £20,000 grant to the Friends of Minet Country Park has restored a pond for the local community and wildlife. Now that the pond holds water through the year it is a haven for wildlife and is regularly used as an education resource for local schools and community groups for pond dipping and other lessons. The work has improved the biodiversity of the park by providing a variety of water habitats as the level naturally fluctuates with the rain fall.
Large grants above £7,500 2010-2011
A 12 month grant of £75,000 meant that over 1,100 client contacts could be made within the Trust area. The service gave advice on over 3,500 enquiry issues. Debt advice was in particular demand and CAB advisers have assisted service users with debts totalling £1,911,533.
The Trust’s grants have refurbished the Com.cafe on the Glebe Estate in West Drayton and funded a development worker who has organised a range of popular and well attended events, reinvigorating the Com Café and increasing the number and skills of the volunteers.
The Café is now a centre for IT courses, an after school film club, a job club and workshops run by local groups such as Age Concern.
A grant of £48,400 over 2 years to QPR Community Trust’s Kickz project will help to create safer, stronger, respectful communities through the development of young people’s potential.
The Trust has given funding of £30,327 over 3 years to that the club can buy a converted BMX truck and additional equipment to run an outreach project to schools in the Trust area. The grant also covers some coaching costs.