Posted: June 2018
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a £24,000 grant from funding body WREN towards the £105,000 estimated cost of our Church Welcome Project. The money, awarded by WREN's FCC Community Action Fund, will help to provide the rapidly growing Aylesbury town centre with an attractive, accessible, meeting place, able to offer a warm welcome, simple refreshment and a listening ear." Along with funding already obtained from the Methodist Church, the WREN grant now enables us to go out to tender for the work to be done.
WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund. WREN was established in 1997 and since then has provided over £200m to more than 7,000 community and environmental projects throughout the UK. Speaking about the Aylesbury Project, Penny Horne WRENs local grant manger says:
We are delighted to be supporting the Aylesbury Methodist Church Welcome Project and pleased that our funding will provide such a fantastic facility for the local community. WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that make a difference to local communities and we're really looking forward to seeing this one take shape soon."
For more information about WREN grants, click here.
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