£1,000 Category

Group What they are applying for Project title
Will to Work Workshop The Will to Work Workshop supports people no longer able to work because of illness or disability. As it has continued to grow, it now requires more space. We are aiming to increase our space within the leisure centre and add additional activities which will support a wider range of people no longer able to work. Our activities are open to all to take part, but the majority of our work is based around relatively heavy work (mainly woodwork). After the success of our pottery group, we have started a water colour group and we are aiming to increase our activities which benefit from a lighter touch, such as wood carving and some craft based activities. Each of these activities will require significant investment in materials, furniture and consumables.  These groups will help those people who are physically unable to undertake woodworking projects and will also help to improve the fine motor skills which can often be lost after serious illness. Workshop Expansion
NWAFA NWAFA are a non profit organisation set up to improve football facilities in Frodsham and the surrounding areas.  NWAFA was set up in 2013 and to date has 250 members playing non-commitment social football.  The grant would be used to fund live bands at the Frodsham Summer Festival.  This years festival follows on from several successful Frodsham veterans football tournament held in Aug 2013.  Our aim this year and with the aid of the grant is to improve the quality of the live music offered to people attending the festival which this year takes place on the 12th/13th July which in turn involves the local community. NWAFA Frodsham Summer Festival
Frodsham Community Bike Project The funding is for tools and equipment:- Bike stands, bike pumps, spanners, Allen keys etc. Brake cables, Inner tubes various sizes. Aim to create a workshop to help people in the community look after their bike, recycle their bike, rebuilding a bike.  We will be teaching people in the community to do this. Frodsham Community Bike Project
Frodsham Youth Association Building on our success last summer, Frodsham youth association would like to open for the second summer a youth cafe and summer activities programme for local young people in Castle Park throughout August. We would like to expand the hours we open to 12 hours a week over 3 days. This year the youth cafe will also have to pay to use the MUGA and tennis courts so that young people can have sole use of the facilities when the cafe is open.

This year our committee of young people and staff have come up with the following ideas:

Sports Academy
Bouncy Castle
Art Workshop
Music in the park
Board games/Karaoke machine (when the weather is poor)
Summer Youth Cafe
Frodsham Manor House PTA The 206 children of our school are an important part of the Frodsham community, and we want them to develop an active and healthy lifestyle and attitude to life. Our ‘creating the right environment project’ enables this to happen. We wish to install new play equipment at the school. This will replace the old, worn and tired current equipment.

The approximate total cost of this is £12,000 and therefore we are requesting a contribution of £1,000 towards the equipment which will fully fund the acquisition and installation of the wooden climbing wall which comes in 2 sections.

We have already raised and secured a large proportion of the funding to deliver this new play equipment via PTA fundraising and grants from local businesses/organisations. The remainder is planned to be raised during the rest of this academic year so that this new equipment can ideally be in place for September 2014.
New Playground Equipment
St Luke's Catholic Primary St Lukes CPS wish to develop a garden to grow plants and vegetables with the pupils.  Class 2 were inspired to grow more vegetables following the schools science week. During science week we explored the theme of recycling and reusing.  The children used old plastic bottles to reuse to plant seeds to grow.  They are keen to become gardeners.  We wish to develop raised beds in the school grounds for the pupils to grow more plants.  We hope to sell produce to parents to fund further seedlings plants etc for future years. Growing Galore!
Frodsham Community Association Frodsham Community Centre is operated and managed by volunteers, it caters for over 70 affiliated groups and clubs and is also the venue of choice for a variety of private and commercial functions. Numbers attending the event and meetings at the centre can vary from one person to 200 people and nearly all want at least a cup of tea. The Community Centre building is now 45 years old and many of the facilities are showing their age; not least the supply of hot water to the kitchen. To this end there has been a request from the user groups to provide an efficient, short cycle, commercial dishwasher to help with the clearing up at the end of larger events and also for the smaller groups meetings held nearly every day at the centre. This would help reduce the waste of hot water in the (old) large sinks, improve the cleanliness of the crockery and keep those hands oh so soft. Save Water – Get a dishwasher
Frodsham Gymnastics The funding would be used to buy a set of asymmetric bars for our club which we have never had before.  This will benefit out 85 gymnasts and further our gymnasts careers allowing them to compete in all 4 disciplines of gymnastics.  The extra equipment will also allow us to shorten our ever growing waiting list(currently at 35)by allowing us to take on another 8 gymnasts per hour. ​​Frodsham Gymnastics Club New Equipment At Frodsham Gymnastics Club 
3rd Frodsham Brownies Frodsham District Guides (consisting of all of the Rainbow, Brownie, Guides and Senior Section Units in Frodsham) are fundraising to develop the facilities at our Ship Street HQ building in order to make it accessible to wheel chair users and those with limited mobility – as currently the main entrance is via 2 sets of steps.  Making the building not only accessible to those who benefit from being guiding members, but also enabling the building to potentially be used by other people and organisations within Frodsham.  We would also like to add a disabled toilet to the building.

If a grant is awarded, it would be used for fitting out the disabled bathroom.  Fundraising is currently ongoing to pay for the proposed extension and an initial planning application is currently in the process of being submitted
3rd Frodsham Brownies
Development of Ship Street Guide HQ
Frodsham and District Flower Club For members of the community to learn how to arrange flowers to incorporate garden material.  An art form for everyone.  To promote a feel good factor to hopefully encourage the community to join Frodsham & District Flower club. Floral Education
Frodsham JFC Frodsham JFC are holding a ‘Mini Soccer Festival of Football’ taking place on Saturday 28th June 2014 at Helsby High School. This aims to be a superb event already attracting a number of entries from football clubs based in Mid Cheshire and North Wales. To attract team entries we are relying on our contacts within the Mid Cheshire and Runcorn & Halton Leagues plus advertising and marketing of the event. The overheads for this event include:  Referees fees in excess of £720.00, First Aid (St.Johns Ambulance) cost tbc, PA System £250.00, hire of  additional mini soccer goals, paint for line painting and of course if all goes to plan a  1,000 medals - one for every child taking part in the event.  Any Grant received would greatly benefit the Club as all proceeds from the Festival will be ploughed back into supporting the Club with costs for kit, pitch hire, referees, League fees, Insurance etc. There will be over 180 children who are registered players with Frodsham JFC and live within Frodsham and the surrounding area taking part in the event. The success of our Festival will rely heavily on volunteers within the club. Planning an event this size takes a great deal of time and commitment and is supported by Members of our Executive Committee, Team Coaches, Assistants and Young Volunteers who are highly dedicated to the success of grass roots football in Frodsham.  Not forgetting of course the Club Mascot ‘Stinger the Winger’ our very own Frodsham Bee who was a great success in the Frodsham Christmas Parade and will be at the Festival buzzing around the pitches to cheer the teams on. Frodsham Junior Football Club…not just a football club…. but a member of the Frodsham Community Team! Frodsham JFC Frodsham mini soccer festival


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