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Town Grants

Rowley Regis

Springfield Young at Heart Group Trip and meal to Abbots Bromley

January 2020

On 23rd January 2020 the Springfield Young at Heart Group went on a group excursion to Abbots Bromley in Staffordshire for a meal.

The group received Town Grants funding of £250.00 as a contribution towards transportation costs. Each member was collected from their home and returned home following the meal.

The excursion will have reduced social isolation for many of the elderly people attending.

The group were awarded £250.00

Photo Art Sessions with Shell Corner Youth Company

December 2019

Shell Corner Youth Company will be holding 20 photo art taster sessions at Blackheath library and The Link on Cradley Heath High Street over the next 6 months.

There will be ten sessions at each location that will be held during school holidays and weekends.

The photography taster sessions will provide young people the opportunity to learn new art skills and provide positive activities.

The group were awarded £1,287.11


Sandwell Deaf Community Association Outreach Interpreter Access


Sandwell Deaf Community Association will be providing an outreach service in Rowley Regis for the deaf and hard of hearing people.

The outreach service will reduce the social isolation, impact on mental health, improve financial viability and increase physical health within the hard of hearing and deaf community in Rowley Regis.

The weekly interpreting session will be held at Blackheath Library from early January 2020 for 24 weeks and will be providing assistance with tasks such including - telephone calls, paperwork and referrals.

The group were awarded £2,504.00


Special Olympics Sandwell Sport Sessions

Special Olympics Sandwell


December 2019

Special Olympics Sandwell will be holding training sessions at Portway Lifestyle centre during term time for the next twelve months for adults and children with learning disabilities.

There will be three sports that will be available to participants - Golf, Table Tennis and Tennis. Participants will be provided with Special Olympic Sandwell t-shirts and have the opportunity to take part in competitions.

The group were awarded £3,780.00


Rowley Regis Disability Centre Christmas Meal

Christmas Meal


December 2019

Rowley Regis Disability Centre held a Christmas meal for its members and their carers at Rowley Regis Disability Centre, Rowley Regis on the 4th December 2019 between 6pm – 9 pm

The Town Grants funding contributed funding towards a Christmas meal. Rowley Regis Disability Centre supports elderly people and this organisation will help to reduce isolation for many members of the group over Christmas.

The Group were awarded £750.00


Blackheath Christmas Lights 2019

Organised by WalkWorks CIC.

November 2019

The Blackheath Christmas Lights event will be held on Saturday 16th November 2019 between 4pm - 7pm by the Library on Blackheath High Street.

The Christmas Lights will be switched on at 6pm by the Mayor of Sandwell.

Father Christmas, entertainers, local charities and a fair will be available at this well established community event.

The group were awarded £5,374.54 


Cradley Heath Christmas Fayre 2019 

Organised by WalkWorks CIC.

November 2019

Cradley Heath Christmas Fayre will be held on Saturday 30th November 2019 between 12pm - 3pm.

The Christmas lights event will be held at the shopping precinct off Cradley Heath High Street (Market Square, High Street, Cradley Heath , B64 5HH).

There will be Father Christmas , entertainers, two local dance schools and young musicians at the Christmas Fayre in 2019.

The group were awarded £1,928.50.


Raag & Rhythm (UK)

LAKSH (Learning, Achieving, Knowledge, Staying Healthy)

raag and rhythm


Raag & Rhythm UK will be holding music classes teaching Asian musical instruments and vocals for local people in Rowley Regis following approval of Town Grants funding.

The music sessions will be held at Shri Pashupatinath Mandir of UK building close to Blackheath town centre.

Raag & Rhythm UK will be open to everyone in the community aged eight years and above and will provide lessons twice a week.

Classes will be held for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels giving individuals the opportunity to increase their musical skills, raise their aspirations and learn about Asian Music, culture and heritage.

The group were awarded £4,828.80

Read the full press release.


Celebrating 25 years of Wallace Youth Project.

Celebration25 years of Wallace Youth Project

August 2019

Wallace Youth Project held a community party in the park at Wallace Close Park on Sunday 18th August between 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

Activities available on the day were ABC bouncy factory, H2H equestrian (pony hire) and many more.

The group were awarded £1,294.



Old Hill Cricket Club (Junior section)

Old Hill Cricket Club

April 2019

Town Grants funding was approved to Old Hill Cricket Club’s (Junior section) to fund new cricket equipment and first aid kits for their All-star’s (5-8 years) Under 8’s, Under 9’s, Under 11’s, Under 13’s, under 15’s and Ladies section.

The cricket equipment will be used from April 2019 at 48 junior practice sessions, cricket matches and tournaments in the next 12 months.

The group were awarded £2,145.

Read more about it in the press release about this town grant.


Cradley Heath Arts Festival 2019

June 2019

Cradley Heath Creative received funding from the Town Grants team to support ‘Cradley Heath Arts Festival 2019’ that was held in various locations on Saturday 8th June 2019. The aim of the project was to promote arts to the local community at different locations in Rowley Regis town.

The festival will be the 5th year that the Creative Cradley festival has been completed. The festival attracts significant local interest and in 2019 it was decided to reduce the number of community venues to the Holly Bush Arts Centre, The Art Yard, Cradley Heath Library and Haden Hill Park.

The events benefited local people of all ages and was reflected in the activities held this year. The events were free of charge to all attending and the only charges were for a film show. This income was planned to be re-invested into the Arts festival budget.

The group were awarded £909.


Branran Art Group Exhibition

April 2019

Midland Film and Art are based in Cradley Heath requested one off funding for exhibition hire costs for the Branran Arts group art work to be displayed at the Art Yard arts centre in Cradley Heath (the displays were exhibited over a four-week period).

The Branran Arts group was formed over six years ago and meets at Brandhall Library in Oldbury. The group has around twelve artists as members and many of the artists are vulnerable or socially isolated.

The group were awarded £250.


Borough-wide projects

Rowley Regis is also benefiting from a number of borough-wide projects funded by town grants.

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