Thursday, 25 September 2008



At yesterdays Oscott Ward Advisory Board meeting some 16k worth of funding to local Oscott groups was discussed. This funding was available due to the Oscott Environmental Warden position not now needing Oscott Community Chest funding as believed given the Council have funded the Position for the rest of the year.

The recommendations of the Oscott WAB were to recommend allocating the funding as follows.

Age concern should receive the bulk of the funds available (£10.200.00 for 3 projects.
A Befriending scheme, Gardening Scheme and Handyman Project.

The Mary Vale Youth Project ( a youth club operating from the Mary Vale Centre) should receive £2000

The All Stars Link Group ( a Nursery project based on the Bandywood Estate) should receive £1.200

The Imagine Group, (bases at the Dove club Birdbrook Road) A self help group for those suffering from depression should receive £1.000

There were also small awards given to help promote Black Opera (and Quires in the area) and for a security lock.

All these applications well deserve funding but more money is needed to help the community.

These recommendation's now go to the Oscott Ward Committee (this is made up of the 3 Oscott Councillors) for finale ratification next week.

As the Chair of the Oscott WAB I would like to thank all those organisations who have put in requests for funding from the Oscott Community Chest (there was only 100K in total this year) and also all of those on the Oscott Ward Advisory Board who took such interest in the process of recommending the funding allocations to the Oscott Ward Committee.

To find out what other awards for funding were allocated from the Oscott Community Chest please see my post dated Wednesday July 9th.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work