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Community Groups Localism Fund Initiatives To Date

We are strongly committed to the localism agenda and want to see more examples of Community Groups taking over responsibility for local services or working in partnership to enhance services. We will provide financial support to community groups to enable assets and services to be transferred to them.  This includes, but not exclusively, maintaining open spaces, litter picking, bin emptying, and taking responsibility for facilities. 

The Localism Fund supports community organisations with one off grant funding to provide additional or enhanced services, or to maintain services, in their areas through grant funding where the project meets our two corporate priorities:

  • Support you to a contribute to a successful local economy
  • Support you to live in clean, green and safe communities

Below is a list one off projects or initiatives supported to date.

Organisation

Description

Type

Date

Total Amount

Bewdley Town Council

Project Officer to assist in localism transfers

One off

2012-2014

£3,555

Community Events & Engagement Officer

One off

2016/17

£3,500

Contribution towards extension of Christmas lights

Town Council paid balance

One off

2016/17

£1,020

Contribution towards gateway signage

Town Council paid balance

One off

2016/17

£1,900

Broome Parish Council

Bin emptying and litter picking

One off

2014/15

£750

Generator

One off

2015/16

£750

Chaddesley Corbett Parish Council

Work required to site waste bin

One off

2016/17

£185

Contribution to community play area masterplan

One off

2016/17

£5,000

Bin emptying, litter picking and consumables support

One off

2016/17

£1,000

Churchill & Blakedown Parish Council

Mower, trailer and contribution to bins

One off

 

2014/15

£2,500

Contribution to bins

Parish paid balance

One off

2014/15

£1,500

Bin emptying and litter picking

One off

2014/15

£1,140

Professional fees regarding potential transfer of car park

One off

2015/16

£3,000

Jackets for litter pickers and safety signs

One off

2016/17

£138

Contribution towards gateway signage

Parish paid two thirds

One off

2016/17

£5,200

Friends of Bewdley Museum

Volunteer Co-ordinator

One off

2016/17

£3,040

Friends of Broadwaters Park

Operation of public toilets in Broadwaters Park

One off

2015/16

£3,000

Kidderminster Foreign Parish Council

Purchase of bin

One off

2015/16

£230

Kidderminster Town Council

Commitment: contribution to support asset transfer of paddling pool in St George’s Park

One off

2017/18

£2,000

Oldington Bowls Club

Contribution towards Mower

Club paid balance

One off

2016/17

£1,800

Rock Parish Council

Trailer, petrol mower and litter bins

One off

2014/15

£489

Installation and purchase of bins

One off

2016/17

£950

Rushock Parish Council

Contribution towards keeping the parish safe, clean and looking good

One off

2015/16

£750

Contribution towards John Bonham heritage plaque

One off

2016/17

£750

Stone Parish Council

Contribution towards keeping the parish safe, clean and looking good

One off

2014/15

£750

General maintenance:  litter picking, cleaning of street plates and contribution to upkeep of churchyard

One off

2015/16

£750

Stourport-on-Severn Town Council

Commitment: contribution to support asset transfer of paddling pool at Riverside Meadows

One off

2017/18

£2,000

The Civic Group

Kidderminster Dance Festival (previously run by WFDC)

One off

2016/17

£2,000

Upper Arley Parish Council

Overalls and public liability insurance

One off

2014/15

£156.58

Contribution towards gateway signage

Parish paid two thirds

One off

2016/17

£5,200

Painting toilet block

One off

2016/17

£162

Wolverley Allotment Association

Boundary fence

One off

2015/16

£1,720

Wolverley Memorial Project

Wolverley Memorial Project

One off

2015/16

£2,000

Wolverley & Cookley Parish Council

Training for clerk and lengthsman

One off

2015/16

£690

Contribution towards improving gateways, enhance the Pound and upgrade all litter bins

Parish paid two thirds

One off

2015/16

£9,250

Support for bin emptying and litter picking

One off

2015/16-2018/19

£1,368

 

 

Since 2014, we have also provided financial support to community groups and Parish Councils to enable assets and services to be transferred to them where this contributes to a reduction in costs to the Council.  This includes, but not exclusively, maintaining open spaces, litter picking, bin emptying, and taking responsibility for facilities.

 

Below is a list of funding to organisations to date which may be for one year or up to four, in some cases.

 

Organisation

Description

Type

Date

Total Amount

Bewdley Town Council

Operation of Load Street public Toilets

Annual

 

2015/16-2018/19

£27,100

Broome Parish Council

Bin emptying and litter picking

Annual

2014/15-2017/18

£1,220

Churchill & Blakedown Parish Council

Bin emptying and litter picking

Annual

2015/16-2017/18

£4,207

Grass cutting

Annual

2015/16-2018/19

£2,246

Kidderminster Foreign Parish Council

Bin emptying and litter picking

Annual

2015/16-2018/19

£5,532

Consumables support

Annual

2016/17-2018/19

£726

Rock Parish Council

Bin emptying and litter picking

Annual

2014/15-2017/18

£1,830

Upper Arley Parish Council

Bin emptying and litter picking

Annual

2014/15-2017/18

£6,990

Operation of public toilets

Annual

2014/15-2016/17

£4,500

Grass cutting

Annual

2015/16-2017/18

£1,320

Wolverley & Cookley Parish Council

Bin emptying and litter picking

Annual

2015/16-2018/19

£21,054



Wyre Forest District Council