Black Country Running Club
The Tipton Community Association based at the Brook Street Community Centre Tipton is an organisation that aims to build positive relationships between communities and empowers local people to participate in volunteering opportunities.
The aim of the project is to develop the running club further by increasing the pool of volunteers by funding for various aspects of promotional and marketing items and funding of training and accreditation via England Athletics for four volunteers.
The funding requested for the project will fund the set-up costs for the project and these are one-off costs – printing costs, promotional costs, Hi-Viz vests and T-shirts to be awarded to participants on completion of the 5K Park runs.
The running club is currently being held once a week on a Wednesday evening and aims to enrol new members in September 2019 and January 2020.
The group were awarded £1,429.01
Friends of Jubilee Park
Friends of Jubilee Park is a new friend’s groups established in August 2018 to improve and support initiatives in Jubilee Park, Tipton. The group of volunteers aim to bring together people from all backgrounds to try and increase volunteering in the park to enable more people to enjoy using and improving the park.
The group was started in August 2018 and want to try and increase promotion of the group to encourage new members to get involved.
Town Grants funding has been awarded the project to fund IT equipment, stationary, T shirts and promotional information.
The group were awarded £1,658.09
TCA Canal and Community Festival 2019
The project application received from the Tipton Community Association aimed to bring together people from all backgrounds to participate in an annual community event on the 21 and 22 September 2019.
The aim of the project was to promote the area and the benefits that Tipton has to offer people in the area, Sandwell and beyond. One of the key aspects of the event was to promote canal boats and the event attracted around 40 to 50 canal boats to the area. This enabled the event to showcase the industrial and heritage of the area to both old and younger generations.
The event attracted large crowds with more than 8,000 people attending. People from all ages attended the event including entertainment, stalls, children’s fairgrounds and food stalls.
The funding requested for the project contributed to the event including WC hire, road closures and marquee, stall and equipment hire.
The group was awarded £2,500.
The Aman Group
Breakthru CIC – Between Women are holding weekly sessions for the next 6 months at Glebefields Library in Tipton between 1.30pm - 2.30pm every Tuesday for any women who would like to attend. The group sessions will complete gentle exercises, singing, celebrations, parental skills, confidence boosting, stress relief, yoga and receive health information and visits from various organisations. These activities will help prevent isolation and support health and wellbeing of participants. The sessions will be held in the Community room at Glebefields Library in Tipton.
The group were awarded £4,800 in total.
Murray Hall Community Trust
Murray Hall Community Trust have been allocated funding to contribute to the delivery of an arts project and the purchase of gardening equipment for a Community Sensory Garden at the Bridge, St Marks Road, Princes End.
The arts project will be offered to the local community to help reducing loneliness, isolation, low self-esteem and depression and poor physical health.
The purchase of gardening equipment for the Community Sensory Garden will enable members of the local community get involved and the benefits of this project will include increasing physical activity for older people who are no longer able to maintain their own gardens, increasing access to sensory areas for people with learning difficulties and other disabilities and to enable the recruitment of volunteers to support the project.
The group were awarded £1,676.59.
Tipton is also benefiting from a number of borough-wide projects funded by town grants.