A-Z of Services

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

Age UK Additional staffing hours to meet increased demand for support and advice One off 2018/19 £1,000

Areley Kings Football Club

Contribution towards upgrade of pitch to astro pitch

One off

2017/18

£1,000

Bewdley Festival

Contribution towards duck houses for community groups, schools and charities One off 2018/19 £1,000

Bewdley Together

Contribution towards activities One off 2018/19 £250

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

Contribution towards additional hours for Community Events & Engagement Officer

One off

2017/18

£2,000

Bewdley Youth Cafe

Contribution towards activities, picnic bench and games

One off

2018/19

£500

Broome Parish Council

Bin emptying and litter picking

One off

2014/15

£750

Generator

One off

2015/16

£750

Contribution towards keeping the parish safe, clean and looking good

One off

2017/18

£750

Contribution towards new bench, litter bin and extra litter picking time for local contractor. Parish Council paid balance. One off 2018/19 £750
Chaddesley Corbett PC Contribution to website One off 2018/19 £250

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

Two replacement litter bins

One off

2017/18

£450

Contribution towards World War One commemoration activities One off 2017/18 £1,000
Additional contribution towards bin emptying and litter picking One off 2017/18 £781.85
Contribution towards village website One off 2018/19 £250

Chaddesley Dementia Friends

Contribution towards activities

One off

2018/19

£250

Chaddesley Football Club

Contribution towards new equipment One off 2018/19 £500

Church House Charitable Trust

Contribution towards building work. Trust paid balance. One off 2018/19 £2,000

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

Additional contribution towards bin emptying and litter picking

One off

2018/19

£527

Church House Charitable Trust

Contribution to building work

One off

2018/19

£2,000

Civic Hall Stourport

Kidderminster Dance Festival (previously run by WFDC)

One off

2016/17

£2,000

Contribution towards enhancement of facilities

One off 2018/19 £500
Community Transport Contribution towards high-vis jackets and promotional marketing One off 2018/19 £500
Contribution to support growth and recruitment of volunteers One off 2018/19 £500
Community Workshop Contribution towards purchase of equipment One off 2018/19 £1,000
Dial-A-Ride Contribution towards replacement step One off 2018/19 £250

Franche Women’s Institute

Contribution to speaker and hall hire costs One off 2018/19 £250
Far Forest Centre Contribution towards upkeep of centre enabling its continued and increased use One off 2017/18 £1,000
Far Forest Society Contribution towards mower One off 2017/18 £1,000
Far Forest Village Hall Committee Contribution towards replacement hall floor One off 2017/18 £500
Franche Women's Institute Contribution towards speaker and hall hire costs One off 2018/19 £250
Friends of Baxter Gardens Contribution to events in the park One off 2017/18 £224.63

Friends of Bewdley Museum

Volunteer Co-ordinator

One off

2016/17

£3,040

Final year of support for Volunteer Co-ordinator

One off

2017/18

£3,040

Friends of Broadwaters Park

Operation of public toilets in Broadwaters Park

One off

2015/16 - 2018/19

£12,000

Contribution to events in the park

One off

2017/18

£224.63

Friends of Riverside North

Commitment: Contribution to support asset transfer of paddling pool

One off

2017/18

£2,000

Contribution to events in the park One off 2017/18 £224.63
Friends of Springfield Park Contribution to events in the park One off 2017/18 £224.63
Payment of legal fees regarding lease for portakabin One off 2017/18 £200
Friends of St. George's Park Contribution to events in the park One off 2017/18 £224.63
Gilt Edge Leisure and Social Club Contribution towards mower; club paid balance One off 2017/18 £1,800
Horsefair and Proud Contribution towards installation of clock One off 2017/18 £1,000
Jubilee Swimming Club Contribution towards purchase of new equipment One off 2018/19 £1,000
Kidderminster Carolians Rugby Football Club One third contribution towards purchase of rotary topper/mower; club paid balance One off 2018/19 £1,33

Kidderminster Foreign Parish Council

Purchase of bin

One off

2015/16

£230

Siting of new litter bins

One off

2017/18

£510

Kidderminster Male Voice Choir (KMC)

Contributions towards promotional and marketing materials

One off

2018/19

£1,000

Kidderminster Town Council

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

One off

2017/18

£2,000

Kidderminster West Team Ministry

Contribution to support establishment of film screenings. Inviting members of all ages within the community

One off

2017/18

£1,000

Monday Night Group

Contribution towards the purchase of new lighting and sound equpiment

One off

2018/19

£1,000

Museum of Carpet

Contribution to aims and activities of the Museum

One off

2017/18

£5,000

9th Wyre Forest Scout Group (Spennells) Support with costs associated with asset transfer of Spennells Changing Rooms One off 2018/19 £3,348
No Barriers Awards Contribution towards event One off 2018/19 £324
Offmore Primary School Contribution towards purchase of materials for sensory gardens One off 2018/19 £500

Oldington Bowls Club

Contribution towards mower

Club paid balance

One off

2016/17

£1,800

Riverside Dementia Group

Equipment for outside games and materials for craft activities

One off

2017/18

£1,000

Rock Parish Council

Trailer, petrol mower and litter bins

One off

2014/15

£489

Installation and purchase of bins

One off

2016/17

£950

Additional contribution towards bin emptying and litter picking

One off

2018/19

£746

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

Contribution towards keeping the parish safe, clean and looking good

One off

2018/19

£750

Scorpians Netball Club

Contribution towards development of netball club

One off

2018/19

£500

Stourport Town Council

Capital contribution towards new LED Christmas lights. Town Council paid balance.

One off

2018/19

£1,000

Severn Area Rescue Association:

Wyre Forest Rescue Station

Contribution to sub surface water search equipment One off 2017/18 £500
Simply Limitless Contribution towards a new mini bus One off 2017/18 £500

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

One third contribution towards gateway signage. Parish Council paid balance.

One off

2017/18

£2,160

Stourport-on-Severn Town Council

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

One off

2017/18

£2,000

Contribution towards new LED Christmas lights. Town Council paid balance.

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

Wild Goose Rural Training

Contribution towards a new enclosure at Wolverley Animal Centre, providing local young people and adults with worthwhile activities

One off

2018/19

£500

Wolverley Allotment Association

Boundary fence

One off

2015/16

£1,720

Wolverley CofE Secondary School

Support for the Age Mix project for staffing and activity costs

One off

2018/19

£1,000

Wolverley Memorial Hall Play Area One third contribution towards new equipment for play area. Committee paid balance. One off 2018/19 £2,500

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

One third 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

One third contribution to gateway signs, planters, noticeboards and plaques. Parish Council paid balance

One off

2017/18

£8,935

Wyre Forest Reaching Out

Contribution to room hire, cook and volunteer expenses

One off

2018/19

£1,000

Wyre Forest Talking Newspaper

Contribution towards equipment and recording studio hire costs

One off

2017/18

£1,000

 

 

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