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Sanctuary invests in new gardens at Empire Road, Liverpool

21 May 2014
An Empire Road resident holds up a hanging basket during the renovation of residents' gardens.

Homes in Liverpool have had their gardens transformed with the help of funding from Sanctuary Housing to assist in tackling fly-tipping.

Moneybox community investment funding for Empire Road, Liverpool

Coinciding with National Gardening Week, the Empire Road area of Litherland, Merseyside, received support from Sanctuary Housing’s Moneybox fund to rejuvenate the residents’ gardens. Launched in 2011, Sanctuary’s community investment fund, Moneybox, offers up to £500 to residents to help deliver activities within their local community for the benefit of Sanctuary residents.

Other activities at the community investment funded Empire Road, Liverpool event

Trees were also planted in borders at Sanctuary Housing’s 26 properties in Empire Road with the aim of brightening up the area and deterring fly-tipping once established.

Ria Burns, Sanctuary housing officer, said: “Residents told us the Empire Road area of Liverpool was in need of some TLC. Sanctuary’s funding has helped to transform the gardens to make them brighter and the area overall a nicer place to live.”

Sanctuary’s community investment funding

The Empire Road area of Litherland is one of many areas across England to benefit from Sanctuary’s community investment funding. Each year, Sanctuary invests money in local projects to help support charities, resident groups and voluntary organisations to get community initiatives off the ground. Projects range from youth activities to the improvement of community facilities.  

More details of Sanctuary’s community investment funding

For details of how to apply for community investment funding, please visit the community investment page or contact Sanctuary’s Community Investment team on 01905 335163 or email: community@sanctuary-housing.co.uk