Volunteers from a community project in Torbay are celebrating after winning an £8,000 funding award from Tesco and Groundwork’s Bags of Help programme.
Third place accolade
Foxhole Unique Neighbourhoods (FUN) – a Sanctuary Housing-supported initiative that organises free events for Foxhole residents – secured the funding boost after coming third for the South West region in the scheme, which offers grants to community groups and projects in regions across the UK with money generated from the five pence carrier bag charge.
FUN community shelter for Foxhole
FUN will use the £8,000 grant to create a community shelter on a green space in Foxhole, which will offer a safe and warm place for local events to take place and for different age groups to socialise.
Community builder Nina Cooper, who works closely with FUN, said: “We’re delighted to have secured £8,000 from the Bags of Help initiative and we are looking forward to making the community shelter a reality for the residents of Foxhole.”
Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, Lynne Roberts, added: “Congratulations to FUN, what a fantastic achievement. We work closely with organisations such as FUN to support the development of successful and sustainable communities across the Bay, and the new community shelter looks set to provide a valuable facility to local residents.”