Woking Sparks Fund Grants Awarded

We are pleased to share details of the projects awarded funding as part of the Woking Sparks Fund, within the Wards of Goldsworth Park and Canalside. Projects are getting underway and we look forward to sharing more updates soon.

The recipients are:

St Andrew’s Church- Supporting ‘Andy’s Community Café’ which welcomes in excess of 100 people per week, as well as the Community Cupboard, toddler groups and baby groups.

1st Goldsworth Park Scout Group- An overnight activity camp, supporting young people to learn life skills whilst having fun and making lifelong friendships.

Lakeview Community Action Group- continuing the delivery of the ‘Lift Up Together’ group providing mental health support and activities, providing a vital service for residents of Lakeview Estate.

Canalside Community Fridge- supporting volunteers’ costs and training, for the health and safety of service users.

MASCOT -Maybury & Sheerwater Community Trust – assisting with the costs associated with providing activity sessions to support client’s IT skills, employability, language skills, and emergency support.

Shifa Network- a 6-week programme of ‘Learn to Swim’ 2-hour sessions for ethnically diverse women from the local community, held at a local School.

St Michael’s Church Sheerwater- supporting the ‘Pop up Café’. An afterschool club for families, providing healthy snacks and refreshments with the chance to enjoy crafts, games, stories and sport activities. Activity Packs will also be provided for the summer holidays.

Home-Start Runnymede and Woking- Establishing ‘Baby Bubble’- a weekly group for up to 30 mums and babies to support parental experiences, provide information, advice and signposting to other services.

Woking Tigers- facilitating ‘Youth Night’ at the Sheerwater Youth Centre on Friday Nights.