Hucknall school gets £500 slice of Co-op community fund for gardening project

Pupils at the Holy Cross Primary Academy in Hucknall can get green-fingered in the garden after it was awarded a share of a £30,000 community fund.

By John Smith
Thursday, 12th May 2022, 10:02 am

Holy Cross Parents Friends Group has been awarded £500 from the Co-op community dividend fund to pay for an array of gardening materials

Teresa Horden, from the school, said: “We are delighted to have receive this award.

"We are a vibrant, caring school community and our parents friends group volunteers work hard to raise funds for school and local community projects.

Holy Cross Primary Academy has been awarded £500 by the Co-op community fund

"This funding will be used to transform part of the school grounds into a community garden for our school and wider community – creating and strengthening intergenerational links.

"Most recently, we’ve spent a great deal of time apart and over the coming years, part of our recovery from this time will be spending time together.

"What better way than to create a beautiful community space, a place for reflection, a place that all can share.”

Central England Co-op has handed out grants to 33 charities and good causes as part of this latest round of funding.

Groups apply for between £100 to £5,000 every two months to support all manner of projects.

Andy Seddon, society secretary, said: “Community Dividend Fund grants showcase how by being a member and shopping at your local Central England Co-op store allows us as a society to continue to invest and fund vital projects in the area – especially during uncertain times like these.”

People can find out the full criteria and how to apply for funding by clicking here.

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