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A £10k community fund will benefit Leicestershire charities this year

Last year, primary schools, sports clubs and scout groups received funds.

Local charities, community groups and other organisations across Leicestershire are encouraged to apply for a helping hand from homebuilder Miller Homes.

Applications for the first round of funding close on Wednesday, May 3, 2023.

Alastair Parsons, area sales director for Miller Homes Midlands, said: “We are committed to building communities, in addition to building homes, and have developed a Community Fund to support local projects that promote education, wellbeing, physical activity and the environment.

“Leicestershire benefits from a large number of small local charities and community groups that deliver great opportunities in these areas and are in need of additional financial support.

The opportunity has come about because Miller Homes has pledged to donate £10k through its Community Fund to good causes across the region this year.

Last year, 10 good causes across the East Midlands benefitted from the Community Fund, including primary schools, Scout groups and sports clubs.

The housebuilder, which is delivering new homes in Great Glen, Sileby, Quorn and Stoke Golding, has introduced a regional community fund to help local grassroots projects linked to education, wellbeing, the environment and sport across the East Midlands. Leicestershire organisations to have recently received donations from Miller Homes’ Community Fund include the Pantry at St Cuthbert's Church in Leicester, which received £750 to help deliver cooking tutorials, maintenance skills courses, and mental wellbeing support to its Friday night youth groups.

Loughborough’s Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, which is run by Cope Children’s Trust, received a donation of £420 towards its support services. The funds went towards end-of-life palliative care, bereavement services, sibling days out and respite breaks for families.

A £450 donation was awarded to 1st Moira and Blackfordby Scouts, near Ashby-de-la-Zouch, towards the cost of replacing its camping equipment, ensuring the group can continue to provide local children with outdoor opportunities. Alister said: “These groups are undertaking vital work, from supporting children with medical or education needs to encouraging outdoor activities, so we are keen to help as many of these organisations as we can through our Community Fund. “We would encourage local groups across the region to get in touch and let us know how we can help them improve their facilities or support a greater number of local people with their services.” Applications for the first round of funding close on Wednesday, May 3, after which donations up to a maximum of £2,000 will be awarded to the successful applicants. A second round of funding will open for applications in September.


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