Community Award

Eight local groups awarded grants for projects that support their work in the community

Kirkby Rotary has awarded eight local groups, churches and charities with grants for projects that support their work in the community.

Earlier this year the club put aside a sum of money from their charity account and invited local organisations to apply for grants.  Groups were asked for details of their community work, the reasons why they were requesting support and how much was required.  Eight organisations applied and all received they sum they requested.  The presentations, totalling £2672, were made at a special event on April 30th at the Summit Centre in Kirkby.

The eight were Kirkby Colliery Welfare Band, St John’s Outreach Project, All Saints Playgroup, All Saints Church, Ashfield U3A, East Kirkby Scouts, Bagthorpe Primary School, and I’m Phab.  Their projects ranged from property refurbishments and new equipment, to special trips and visits.

Having presented the cheques, President Nigel Aston said it was very rewarding for Kirkby Rotary to help the eight organisations in the wonderful service they give to the community.  One of the essentials of Rotary is to support local community life and the presentations were a tangible part of that.  He reminded all that Kirkby Rotary Club always welcomes new members to strengthen that work.   He thanked the guests for taking part and wished them success in all their various activities.


Photo attached. Nathan Wildbore and Sue Kopp of East Kirkby Scout Group, with President Nigel Aston. 

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