Town grants from 2018-19
Community garden boost thanks to town grant
A Sandwell church has been awarded a £751 town grant by the council to provide equipment for young and elderly people to work in a community garden in their grounds.
Members of Warley Baptist Church made an application for the funds to provide the equipment for a Forest School type scheme for children and groups that visit the premises.
Retirement group thanks for town grant support
Active older people in Tividale have said a big "thank you" to Sandwell Council for a grant that funded a special day out and a Christmas buffet.
The town grant of £1, 079.36 enabled Tividale Active Retirement Group to organise a day trip with a wheelchair-accessible coach to a garden centre and carvery lunch, plus a festive end-of-year buffet.
Summer activities for young people
July - August 2018
Krunch Sandwell offered free youth activities in Oldbury during the school summer holidays with support from a £2,372.40 town grant.
The programme included cooking and music workshops along with sports and craft activities and opportunities to talk about mental health awareness programmes. Activities were held at Sandwell Christian Centre and Barnford Park.
Family day celebrates Tividale Park's 90th anniversary
The Friends of Tividale Park held a family festival on 7 July with a talent show and rides, stalls, face painting, bouncy castles, circus, magic shows, food vendors and professional and semi-professional artist acts.
A town grant of £3,762.55 supported the event, which was part of the Black Country Festival.
New forest school for Bristnall Hall Academy
A new forest school has been opened at Bristnall Hall Academy in Oldbury.
The forest school was created using a town grant from Sandwell Council of £2,000 and donations from local companies and the George and Thomas Henry Salter Trust.
Health and wellbeing sessions at libraries
12-month project: 2018-2019
Women living in the Oldbury area are taking part in sessions aimed at helping to prevent isolation and improve health and wellbeing.
Breakthru CIC received a town grant of £4,833.33 to provide activities, which include gentle exercise and singing, aimed at South Asian women aged 40 to 90 for 12 months. They are held on Tuesday mornings at Oldbury Library.
Oldbury is also benefiting from a number of borough-wide projects funded by town grants.