£300k local funding awarded


Friday 2 November 2018



The final ‘Community Fund’ announcement of 2018 from local construction business Mick George Ltd is certainly one that will turn heads for all the right reasons.

The business has awarded more than £300,000 to 16 separate projects from the latest application round, which represents the largest volume of support in an individual round since the funds’ creation.

In isolation, the figures are impressive enough, but when you factor in the cumulative donations from the company’s ‘Community Fund’ programme in 2018, in excess of £1.2m has been distributed to a diverse array of beneficiaries throughout the nine operating counties in which the business operates.

Community Fund Round-3 Summary:

Cambridgeshire:
- Fulbourn Parish Council: Public tennis court resurface (£19,000)
- Caxton Parish Council: Village hall refurbishment (£13,660)

Suffolk:
- Worlington Cricket Club: Practice nets (£30,836)

Norfolk:
- Crimplesham Parish Council: New play equipment (£11,800)

Peterborough:
- Nene Valley Railway: New cycle and canoe truck (£12,000)

Huntingdonshire:
- March Town United FC: Floodlight and fencing upgrades (£34,259)
- Fenstanton Parish Council: Upgrades to Fenstanton village pond and surrounds (£25,000)

Northamptonshire:
- Ringstead Baptist Church: Footpath upgrades (£15,000)
- St Mary the Virgin Church: Building improvements (£9,000)
- SS Peter & Paul Kettering Society of Church Bell ringers: New second bell (£15,000)
- AFC Rushden & Diamonds Community Benefit Society Ltd: Changing room upgrades (£30,000)
- Weldon Cricket Club: Clubhouse renovation (£19,500)
- Open Door Church: New venue refurbishment (£35,000)

Lincolnshire:
- Witham on the Hill: Play equipment on the village green (£17,048)

Milton Keynes:
- Woughton Community Council: Youth centre development (£15,000)
- Milton Keynes BMX Racing Club: New start gate (£23,300)

The next round of applications for the Mick George Community Fund is now open. Visit www.grantscape.org.uk/fund/mick-george-community-fund/ to submit entries, before 9 January 2019.

Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd, commented: “This announcement is one that the business always welcomes, and particularly this time around given the sheer volume of money being distributed for assistance.

“The financial support that we’re able to provide is a reflection of the businesses performance in recent times. We’re pleased to declare that the company is currently in a very healthy position, achieving attractive results and growth, owing largely to the support of local communities. This is our way of giving something back to show our appreciation.”





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