Lutterworth Area Community Fund Press Release
Following the launch of the new Lutterworth Area Community Projects community fund in November 2020, the Directors are delighted to announce the first round of successful applications.
The fund established by GLP (formerly Gazeley) as developer and owner of Magna Park, in response to the on-going expansion of Magna Park as a dedicated logistics hub. GLP launched the new Community Fund to support community and voluntary organisations to help deliver local projects within the geographical area surrounding Magna Park.
25 different organisations and charities have received community funds amounting to £344,000. The funds will be used to support initiatives ranging from defibrillators; bus shelters; school play equipment; a community electric vehicle and new community sports facilities.
Gwyn Stubbings, Director for GLP and Magna Park “This is a fantastic milestone and we are delighted to see Magna Park providing financial support to a wide and diverse number of different organisations and charities, particularly during these challenging times. It is fair to say that we have had a few challenges in getting everything in place to ensure that we are covering the whole of the geographical funding area, whilst also ensuring that the fund can continue to provide financial support over the next few years. However, we are now up and running and very proud to be making a difference to local communities”.
Janette Ackerley, Chair of LACP “As Chairman of the fund, I am delighted that local organisations are receiving funding to enable them to proceed with some very exciting projects. I am sure that over the next few years more groups will benefit from the fund to provide improved facilities across the community. We aim to support the widest possible range of community groups and clubs.”
Alberto Costa, Member of Parliament for South Leicestershire, said, “I was very pleased to lead the negotiations with GLP for the creation of the Lutterworth Area Community Fund, and I am of course delighted that the first round of funding has now been awarded. This fund will bring immeasurable benefits to our communities across South Leicestershire and will be of huge assistance to some of the fantastic community groups in and around Lutterworth which do so much for local people.
I am really grateful to GLP for its generous and kind contribution in making this community fund a reality, and very much look forward to seeing more groups benefitting from the fund in future”.
With the on-going legal and administrative support from Excello Law, the Directors of the fund are now in the process of considering the next round of applications received.
New funding applications are welcome via the dedicated website:
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