£10k Funding Available for Community Groups in Warwickshire

Foundation welcomes applications for £10k grant to fund community projects in Warwickshire.

Organisations and community groups in Warwickshire are being encouraged to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 from the Prime Foundation to help towards local projects or initiatives.

The Foundation invests in communities where Prime has built new facilities by utilising a proportion of profit generated, ensuring that money is invested locally for good causes with each new build.

Prime has developed the 1,600-space surface level car park at University Hospital, Coventry and is now accepting applications from all Warwickshire postcodes. Warwickshire-based projects matching one or more of the foundation’s aims – advancing education outside the classroom, promoting good physical and mental health and/or furthering the enhancement of social wellbeing through recreation – will be considered for full or part funding.

This will be the Prime Foundation’s first grant rolled out in Warwickshire. In 2020, Grosvenor Road Studios (GRS) in Birmingham received funding to update their community-accessible recording suite. Carol Pemberton MBE, Managing Director at GRS, said, “The Prime Foundation has enabled Grosvenor Road Studios to upgrade its resources to improve and widen access for young people who create music outside of mainstream routes and where there is little or no provision for their urban genres.

Following a free training session, the young people can use our updated facilities to develop their knowledge, skills, and values. This equips them for new opportunities and increases their confidence to meet the challenges they face in life”.

Most recently, the Prime Foundation funded sensory and musical equipment for a local Special Education Needs School in Worcester, where Prime is based. Margaret Jones, Grant Administrator, said, “We were desperately in need of upgrading and adding to our musical instruments across the whole school. We were able to purchase enough equipment to provide all 21 classes with a selection of new percussion instruments.

For our children who are non-verbal, music opens up a new range of techniques that can be used to encourage their communication skills, where they can have fun and begin to articulate and mimic sounds”.

Hannah Cashmore, spokesperson for the Prime Foundation, said: “We look forward to hearing from the Warwickshire community and to donating funds to local projects and initiatives that dedicate their time to helping others.”

Applications for funding are open from now until the 1st of September 2022.

For more information or to make an application visit www.primeplc.com/foundation/apply.

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