Popular Sheffield community centre lands £40,000 grant from waste firm

Temple Park Community Centre onHarborough Avenue, Manor Park.
Temple Park Community Centre onHarborough Avenue, Manor Park.
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A popular Sheffield community centre is to benefit in the region of £40,000 for improvements to its ageing structure.

The Veolia Environmental Trust has awarded the Manor Church and Community Project £39,744 to fund a new heating system and double glazed windows in the Temple Park Community Centre on Harborough Avenue, Manor Park.

The money will improve the popular and well-used venue, benefiting existing and future users. Opened in the 1950s, the building suffers from an old inefficient heating system and single glazed metal framed windows.

Since 1997, waste firm Veolia has awarded over £4.2m to 134 projects in South Yorkshire.

Simon Loveitt of the Manor Church and Community Project, said: “The Temple Park Centre is situated in the heart of a community with a population of 15,000 people. It is the only large community building in the area and this work will mean it will become a warmer and more inviting space for current and future users.”

Executive director of The Veolia Environmental Trust, Paul Taylor, added: “The team at the centre must be congratulated on securing this grant. We considered a record number of compliant applications during this round, so this project managed to succeed in a very competitive environment. We look forward to seeing work start.”