Since May 2011, Each Cheshire West and Chester Councillor has a Member Budget of £10,000 to make community grants in their ward.
Lynn and Andrew marshalling at Frodsham's Christmas Festival in 2013 - one of the many community events supported by their Member Grants.
The 2013 downhill run was sponsored by Lynn and Andrew's members' grants.
The hand propelled gritters were paid for by Andrew & Lynn's members' grants.
A Helter Skelter came back to Frodsham, courtesy of the member grants
Lynn helping to celebrate the Golden Jubillee
Andrew & Lynn have the community decide how grant money should be awarded
From April 2009 to March 2011 Frodsham was warded with Helsby and the member grant allocation was £5,000 per member per year. Frodsham and Helsby had 3 Councillors.
On 23 February 2011 we held a Community Grants evening at Fluin Lane Community Centre in Frodsham where 15 community groups in Frodsham & Helsby made brief presentations to each other - and the groups decided which three of them should receive £1,000 in grant monies. After the meeting your three councillors made additional awards.
If you have a community project that would benefit from a small grant do please let us know. Whilst there are no additional monies to be provided in this financial year there are likley to be fresh community grants monies available in May that will be under the control of what will be then your newly elected CWaC Councillors - whoever they are!
The projects that have received assistance so far in Frodsham & Helsby are:
|Frodsham & Helsby Rotary Club||Motor Show Publicity||AWD, MCI, LF|
|Helsby Community Sports Club||Development Officer Salary||AWD, MCI, LF|
|Cheshire Aspergers Parents Support ChAPS||Laptop Computer||AWD, MCI, LF|
|Castle Park Bowling Club||Support for bowling for the disabled||AWD|
|Frodsham Leisure Centre||Public Access Defibrilator||AWD, MCI, LF|
|Helsby Library||Digital Camera - photographic project||AWD, MCI, LF|
|Frodsham Community Centre||Replacement equipment||AWD, MCI, LF|
|Frodsham Youth Association||Refurbishment post asbestos removal||AWD, MCI, LF|
|Winter gritting - Lakes Estate||70 x 15kg sand and salt bags dropped with residents||AWD|
|Manor House Primary School, Langdale Way||Hand propelled gritter and spreading salt||AWD|
|4th Frodsham Scout (Overton) Group||In door bowling equipment to faciliate their work with older people - including bowls and mat winding equipment reducing manual handling.||Community Award|
|3rd Frodsham Sea Scouts||Upgrading toilets - including the provision of a toilet for the diabled||Community Award|
|Castle Park Arts Centre||Contribution towards roof and clock tower repairs||Community Award|
|Frodsham Craft Group||Assistance in their work and the purchase of crafting equipment||AWD, MCI|
|Helsby Hillside Primary School||Purchase of new equipment to support their band and choir||LF|
|Frodsham Cricket Club||Contribution towards Bowling Machine||AWD, MCI|
Frodsham Methodist Church - Messy Mice Group
Contribution towards craft materials to assist establishing a 'Messy Mice' under 5s group
Rotary Club of Frodsham & Helsby
Support for Festival in the Park
Frodsham & District Choral Society
Contribution towards the acquisition of additional staging
Helsby Rugby Union Football Club
Funding towards the purchase of additional ground care equipment
|Homewatch||Funding towards expanding existing provision||LF|