Spring 2018 highlights for the Red Industries Landfill Communities Fund.

We’re thrilled to have been able to award over £450,000 to projects in the local community since July 2017.  We’ve approved funding for a wide range of projects in the Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme area, from the erection of a colliery pit wheel as a tribute to the miners who lived and worked in the area through to the transformation of a cricket club’s shower and changing facilities.  Here are just some of the highlights from the past few months…

Newcastle & Hartshill Cricket Club Celebrate Opening

Work to restructure the toilets, changing, and shower facilities at the club, as well as improving disabled access, has been completed!  The club house was in need of renovation to separate out the men’s toilet and shower facilities, so that the facilities could be used by cricketers as well as families without cross-over.  The funding has also enabled them to put in disabled access and toilet.  Through the Red Industries Landfill Communities Fund, they were awarded funding of just over £34,000.

The transformation has been huge and will really benefit the club, visiting teams, and the community who use the club house.

The club celebrated the opening of the new facilities with a Beer and Gin festival, including a ceremonial cutting-of-the-ribbon.  Read a review of the transformation and festival here.


Funding of £100k approved for UKHBPT

The Harper Street project adjacent to Middleport Pottery will see a row of 11 dilapidated houses restored and opened up to the public in Spring 2020.  The regeneration charity, UKHBPT, has been awarded £100,000 of funding through the Red Industries Landfill Communities Fund to help with this project.

The end terrace will be restored to its original state as the pottery’s lodgekeeper’s house, providing a living history experience for visitors.  The site will also include workshop spaces for creative businesses, a hub for local community group, Middleport Matters, plus an archive and research space.  This is an exciting project that will help with regeneration in the area.

Read the full story on the Middleport Pottery website.

Local football clubs benefit from funding

We’re pleased to have been able to help Eastwood Hanley Football Club with their ‘Make it Safe, Make it Secure’ campaign.  They needed £35,000 to install fencing around the perimeter of their site to keep the pitches safe from stray horses, motocross bikes, and drug paraphernalia.  Fencing has been erected around their pitches and is helping to reduce anti-social behaviour.  Read more about the fencing project here.

Another football club that has been awarded a grant from the Red Industries Landfill Communities Fund, is Newcastle Town Football Club Youth at Roe Lane.  The club needed floodlighting to enable them to continue to play in the winter months.  The efficient mobile floodlights generate a large area of light to allow them to keep training after dusk.

Local community sees improvements across the area

The Red Industries Landfill Communities Fund has approved funding for over 14 community projects, many of which have been completed and are being enjoyed by the local community.  Below are some of the other projects that have been underway:

  • St Barnabas Church, Bradwell, have been able to install a security system to help tackle anti-social behaviour.  Read more.
  • Silverdale Parish Council were approved a grant of over £12,000 to restore and erect a pit wheel at the entrance to Silverdale Country Park, as a tribute to the miners who lived and worked at Silverdale colliery.  Read more.
  • All Saints Church, Hanley, were awarded over £50,000 to install heating as part of the renovations to the church.

New applications being accepted

Landfill Communities FundThe next deadline for applications is 7th May.  Get in touch for an application pack and to discuss the eligibility of your project.  Don’t delay, if your sports club, community centre, church, or other not-for-profit organisation is looking for funding for a community project, we could help through the Red Industries Landfill Communities Fund.

We’ve helped fund a wide range of projects around our Silverdale and Burslem sites in Staffordshire – see some of the projects we’ve supported.

Find out how to apply and request an application pack.

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