Seven local community groups have been awarded grants of £500-£1000 to support the delivery of their projects. By obtaining a Community Chest grant, this will help the local groups and clubs to bring the community together, in turn, improving the quality of life in Holyhead.
Holyhead Sapphire Majorettes: Funding for uniforms and clothes for their shows and competitions, for competitors of all ages.
A total of thirteen applications were submitted and the Holyhead Community Chest Grant Panel carefully selected the groups based on their funding proposal and plans to improve the community. The total awarded to the seven groups comes to a grand total of £5000!
The chosen groups were awarded funding for a wide range of activities, from education and training initiatives, inclusive activities and events; uniforms for group members; outdoor seating; toys for parent and toddler groups, and Christmas meals for people who will be isolated on Christmas day.
Pictured below are the seven groups - with Steph and Rozzy from the Holyhead Local Conversation team and Sylvia Jones and Margaret Eccleston who sit on the Community Chest Grant Panel - detailing their plans for the funding.
2nd Holyhead Scouts Group: Funding to provide outdoor seating for its members and to make use of their outside space.
3D Kids Anglesey
Funding to help with a Christmas party and to hopefully recruit more families to their group.
Trearddur Bay Ladies Football Club Funding to put older members through a coaching course, so they can take in more girls, and 2 smaller goals to allow them to train throughout the winter.
Holyhead Netball Club
Funding for hall hire, this will allow them to be able to offer sessions for free as well as a coaching course to help them improve how they train new starters.
Little Pods Parent and Toddler Group
Funding to source new toys and equipment for the group.
Additionally, funding has been awarded to provide Over 65’s that are lonely on Christmas Day with a meal and a gift.