Trafford community groups share in £45,000 grants from Manchester Airport

Trafford community groups share in £45,000 grants from Manchester Airport

Trafford community groups share in £45,000 grants from Manchester Airport

First published in News Messenger Newspapers: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

MANCHESTER Airport has awarded money to eight Trafford community group in its latest round of Community Trust Fund grants.


The fund is a pot of cash partly generated from fines levied at aircraft that have breached the airport’s stringent noise limits.


More than 20 groups and not-for-profit organisations in close proximity to the airport will benefit from the grants, which total in the region of £45,000.
A £1000 donation has been made to the Friends of King George V Pool @ Environs, Altrincham toward new fish stock.


The Friends of Stamford Park has received £1,740 for some new picnic area tables and the Altrincham Community Team gains £2,500 to spend on a new hanging-basket scheme for town centre.


St Lawrence’s Gaelic Football Club, in Stretford, is to collect £1,500 towards training equipment and Manor High School, in Sale, has been given £1,364 to help fund a pod bike scheme, while the Timperley Parish Room and Club is to receive £1,500 towards a new shelter.


Hale Barn’s Friends of Halecroft Parkis to receive £1,115 towards improving drainage in the sunken garden, whilst £2,167 is trumpeting its way to the Flixton Band group to help pay for new brass instruments.


Andrew Cowan, the chief operating officer of MAG, owners of Manchester Airport, comments: “We recognise the importance of being a good neighbour to our local communities and this role extends beyond the employment opportunities, global connectivity and the economic benefits the airport brings to the surrounding areas.


“Our latest round of grants will see another 24 groups, which all provide a very worthwhile contribution to their local community.”

 

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12:27pm Mon 19 May 14

SarahWalmsley says...

Just clarifying a few details on behalf of Altrincham Community Team and Friends of Stamford Park. ACT are to receive £2,500 and this is to help support the hanging basket scheme already underway, support the new Shop Window Gardens project which is soon to start, and pay for the walkway between Denmark Street and Tesco to be planted up too. As for FoSP, the £1740 is solely for the purchase of a large heavy-duty natural looking picnic bench. The group themselves are paying for ground preparation works and are asking for donations to help them install more bins too.
Sarah Walmsley
Just clarifying a few details on behalf of Altrincham Community Team and Friends of Stamford Park. ACT are to receive £2,500 and this is to help support the hanging basket scheme already underway, support the new Shop Window Gardens project which is soon to start, and pay for the walkway between Denmark Street and Tesco to be planted up too. As for FoSP, the £1740 is solely for the purchase of a large heavy-duty natural looking picnic bench. The group themselves are paying for ground preparation works and are asking for donations to help them install more bins too. Sarah Walmsley SarahWalmsley
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7:00am Fri 23 May 14

mms98 says...

£1740.00 for a bench? Groundwork and fitting are not included in the price? Doesnt really Sound like a bargain?

Would imagine a local tradesman/woman could make 1, or maybe 3 for that price.

Just a thought......
£1740.00 for a bench? Groundwork and fitting are not included in the price? Doesnt really Sound like a bargain? Would imagine a local tradesman/woman could make 1, or maybe 3 for that price. Just a thought...... mms98
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