Neighbourhoods in Warrington
Cheshire Community Foundation was established in 2011 as an independent registered charity. The foundation aims to do three unique things; inspire local philanthropy, build endowment and get money to grass root organisations. They cover the 3 local authority areas of Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester and Warrington.
Grants made by the Foundation generally fall under the broad heading of wellbeing and social welfare and, of particular interest, are local voluntary and community organisations that can meet immediate and emerging needs and that have the commitment of their local community.
The foundation encourages applications which:
Support new or existing social and community activity
Demonstrate that funding will make a real difference
Encourage community involvement and self-help
Are, in the main, from community based organisations
To find out more information, and details of how to apply for a grant visit their website and download an application form.
Central working groups
Regular community meetings occur in each ward in the central neighbourhood area, the meetings are chaired by a local ward councillor. Residents are able to work in partnership with people who deliver services in their area and together implement solutions to issues that concern them.
Each ward has an action plan that tracks progress. Activity in the action plan is reported to the Central Neighbourhood Area Board. Membership is open to anyone who wants to make a difference in their community, and membership includes residents, staff from Warrington Borough Council, health, and police and local councillors.
If you would like to come along to a community meeting you can just turn up and for details of when and where they are taking place please contact the Central Area Team 01925 443098.