The fund encourages applications from those with sustainable projects and those that bring together a wide range of age groups.
As part of its ongoing commitment to invest in the local community, Aggregate Industries has launched its annual Bardon Hill Community Fund to help initiatives and community groups at this difficult time. Each year, the leading construction materials supplier, which is headquartered at Bardon Hill Quarry, distributes £40,000 to fund worthy local projects such as community centres, voluntary groups, charities and any other community-centric initiatives that improve the lives of the local population. The fund is part of Aggregate Industries broader £400,000 pledge to provide ongoing support to local community initiatives for the benefits of residents around its headquarters over the next decade. Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the company is inviting applications for funding not just from voluntary or community groups with a link to Bardon Hill Quarry, but also those that may have a sustainable project that could benefit people in the area.
What’s more, the fund is also encouraging applications from projects that bring together a wide range of age groups. Kirsten Hannaford-Hill, Estates Surveyor at Aggregate Industries, said: “As part of our ongoing commitment to invest in the local community during this difficult time, we’re pleased to launch the next tranche of the Bardon Hill Community Fund.
"To help improve the lives of local residents, we’re inviting applications from worthy organisations and community groups offering vital and valuable services to the area. Whether it’s supporting vulnerable groups during the pandemic, or enhancing biodiversity – we’d love to hear from you!” Previous beneficiaries of the funding have included Broom Leys Allotment Society, which received £5,500 in funding to promote healthy eating and enhance biodiversity and the local environment.
North West Leicestershire District Council also benefitted from £9,800 for a new picnic and willow play area at Forest Adventures.
Meanwhile, the fund has donated £13,800 to Bardon Sports Club to help improve its disabled access and patio seating area.
To apply to Aggregate Industries’ Bardon Hill Community Fund, complete the form here.