Express Solicitors have awarded 3 further £500 grants to local community groups based in Greater Manchester via Forever Manchester.
The firm created an Express Solicitors fund with Forever Manchester and encouraged local community groups to apply for £500 grants. A number of applications were received and an internal panel at Express Solicitors, along with Ged Murray from Forever Manchester, met to decide who the grants would be awarded to. After much deliberation the following three groups were chosen:
King William IV Angling Society
The King William IV Angling Society aims to encourage children of all ages to get involved with all aspects of fishing.
The Angling Society holds a kids club at Bogart Hole Clough pond every Saturday morning where they teach children how to course fish and also about the surrounding plants and wildlife.
The group hopes to use the £500 grant to; buy timber building materials needed to rebuild fishing pegs, and to install a number of bins and a bench for the public to use.
Manchester Lions Junior Sports Club
The Manchester Lions Junior Sports Club is a newly formed community group which has managed to create 8 football teams in just a few months. 5 of those teams are now entered into various leagues around Manchester.
The group has already raised its own funds to provide everyone with a football kit. The sports club now hopes to use the £500 grant money to purchase waterproof jackets for the children to wear during training over the winter months.
YP Potential’s mission is to ‘inspire aspiration and support young people to achieve their potential’. The group has partnered with respected restaurants in the city including; Gorilla, Black Cat Cakery, and Beat street.
YP Potential will be delivering sessions for young adults who are not in employment, education, or training. There will be volunteering opportunities available in each session and the group aims to have ‘pop-up- events later in the year where young adults can showcase their skills.
This group will be using the £500 grant money to host an event to kick-start its taster workshops across the city. They will be using the funding to bring together all partners – both food and support organisations – into a shared space to build hype and excitement about the project.