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Playground fund-raising progress

(April 17, 2018)

When we commenced the project we promised that we would keep residents of the Parish regularly updated. I’m pleased therefore to report the following progress:

  1. Against the overall financial target of £65,000 we have now raised £8,530.42 which is in the Parish Council Playground Association Bank Account or will be banked this week. 
  2. Within this figure we set-out to raise £8,000 through local projects during 2018 and 2019 and have raised £1,620 in the last 4-months
  3. We have applied for additional Community Infrastructure Funding of £20,000 from Shropshire Council that administers those funds and have been told that our application has been well received and that it is likely that we will receive the funding. We should hear by the end of this month or the beginning of next 
  4. Once we have achieved that additional CIL Funding we will then apply to the National Lottery and other funds for the balance of our required funding as ‘matched funding’ of approx. £32,000. If we are successful with this then we will reach our £65,000 goal by summer 2019 and we will be able to build the new playground
  5. Our efforts to raise the £8,000 local funding include:
    1. The monthly CARWASH – next one in April 21st
    2. The monthly Quiz Night at the Childs Ercall Club – next one 11thMay at The Club
    3. A children’s Easter Egg Trail raised £617.80
    4. Childs Ercall Strictly FUN Dancing – a night of party fun at the Social Club on 14thApril
    5. Childs Ercall Table-top Sale at the Jubilee Hall Sunday 29thApril
    6. Childs Ercall FARM WALK on 10thJune 
    7. Childs Ercall Ceilidh Party – 30thJune  
  6. Waitrose GREEN TOKENS RESULT - £331 will be paid this week

Thank for your support of our project. We will keep you further updated when further progress is made

Colin Macklin- Project Coordinator

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