Published: 17th Jan 2019

The Lower Kersal Young People and Community Group. Over 100 local groups and projects in Salford have benefitted from £90,000 of funding through housing association Salix Homes. The groups received the cash boost through Salix Homes’ Springboard fund, which is a community grant programme that enables Salford-based organisations or initiatives to bid for funding on projects that boost community spirit, improve the environment, reduce isolation and promote health and wellbeing. During the past 12 months, recipients have included dance troupes, grassroots football teams, bowlers, computer clubs and community gardening projects. One charity that has benefitted is the Lower Kersal Young People and Community Group (LKYPCG), who called the funding a ‘lifeline.’ LKYPCG secured £900 for its Soil and Shed project at Kersal Vale Allotments, which brings together war veterans in Salford. Thomas Lever who runs the group, said: ‘Ex-servicemen and women can often feel very isolated after … (To read the full article, subscribe below)