Closing Date: 1 December 2021
You asked and we listened. In 2018 many of you completed a survey requesting additional activities in Valley Park. We later successfully gained funding from The National Lottery Community Fund to commence our Community Engagement Project by employing a part-time Community Engagement Coordinator. This funding has now run out. We have worked hard throughout the pandemic to build the options available locally and activities that the Community Centre currently hosts include:
- Dance Classes
- Children’s Drama, music, sports & recreational groups
- Fitness classes
- Music lessons
- Martial arts
- An employment clinic
- Youth Club
- Maths Tuition
- Infant Massage
- Weight Management Group
During 2021 as we exited lockdown this project has allowed us to offer larger more inclusive community events such as a Summer and Christmas Fayre, Community Sports Day, regular litter picking events, a community picnic and Halloween Craft afternoon. This project has been invaluable in developing strong relationships across the community and we would love to continue with lots more events in 2022, so we are applying for funding to extend this project. Sadly, without further funding the project will not be able to continue past 15 January 2022.
In order to apply for new grants to cover the staff costs of the project we need your support, please complete the survey to help us focus on the activities and events you want to see and to show potential funders how much you want this project!
We aim to:
- Continue to seek community input to identify gaps in provision and bring about positive change;
- Continue to support local recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic through the provision of diverse recreational activities;
- Continue to build strong relationships in and across our community in a common effort to advance education and to provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure-time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life for local inhabitants;
- Continue to collaborate with local groups to improve the places and spaces that matter to our community.
Thank you on behalf of everyone at Valley Park Community Association.
Charity No. 1195396