The Grange Park Centre charity are delighted to announce that they have recently been awarded a £30,000 community grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation, a family-founded charitable grant-making trust which supports a wide range of charitable activities across the UK.

“This significant grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation will be used towards the costs of building the new community centre in Shelthorpe Ward, Loughborough” said Paul Gadd, Chair of Trustees. “We are thrilled to be one step closer to achieving our vision of supporting young people, the isolated elderly, families and children, and helping to improve community life for present and future generations.”

The project team are currently focusing on additional grant applications and fundraising to secure the remaining funding needed for the centre, including landscaping, fixtures and fittings and a part-time centre manager for the first year.
The charity are keen for local residents and businesses, Foundations and Trusts to get involved with the project and help make a difference in the lives of those living in the local communities. Find out more at www.grangeparkcentre.org.uk or email help@grangeparkcentre.org.uk.

Notes to Editor:
The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded charitable grant-making trust which supports a wide range of charitable activities across the UK. Established in 1958 by Willard Garfield Weston, the Foundation has donated over £960million, becoming one of the largest and most respected charitable institutions in the UK. In the last financial year the Foundation has donated over £62million. The Trustees are descendants of the founder and the Weston Family takes a highly active and hands-on approach. Over 1900 charities across the UK benefit each year from the Foundation’s grants.