Grants handed out to say ‘thanks’ to groups

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Community groups have been given a funding boost with grants from Sheffield Council’s highways contractor.

A total of 23 organisations have each received a £250 payment from the Amey community scheme to help them carry out a range of activities.

Projects include planting spring bulbs in Owlthorpe, buying tools and seeds for an allotment project in Firth Park, creating a bluebell wood in Carter Knowle and supporting a play area in Hillsborough.

A further six groups have won £250 worth of equipment including tools and surfacing materials to help with their work.

The full list of organisations receiving grants is: High Green Community Action Team, Friends of Charnock Recreation Grounds, Stocksbridge Community Forum, Edale Mountain Rescue Team, Bradfield in Bloom, Wadsley and Loxley Commoners, Rivelin Valley Conservation Group, Neighbourhood Watch Woodseats, Friends of Chapeltown Parks, Oughtibridge Village Community Association, Owlthorpe Community Forum, Heeley Entertainments and Activities Team, Walkley Community Forum, Gleadless Valley Community Forum, Firth Park Trade Base Trust Ltd, Grimesthorpe Family Centre, Flower Estate Family Action, Friends of Highfield Adventure Playground, Crookes Forum, Carter Knowle and Millhouses Community Group, Broomhall Centre, Hillsborough Reach Out Child Care and Friends of Charlton Brook.

Robert Allen, Amey’s business director, said: “We know there are a lot of community groups out there who are also making a difference in through improving recreation grounds and looking after green spaces.

“This is our way of saying thank you to them.”