Grant Funding Approved for Improvements to Children’s Play Area on Tod’s Piece in Uppingham
Children in Uppingham are set to get an improved play area thanks to a £50,000 grant from FCC Communities Foundation.
The money will be used to create a new play area with improved all-weather floor surfacing and new play equipment.
The Mayor of Uppingham, David Casewell, believes the improved play area will make a huge difference to the lives of children living in the town. He says "This project will provide a real boost to the people of Uppingham. It's fantastic that FCC Communities Foundation has awarded us this money and we are really looking forward to the improvements to our play area taking shape over the next few months".
FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund.
Cheryl Raynor, FCC Community Foundations local grant manager says: "We are delighted to be supporting the Town Council to help bring this project to fruition, this is a fantastic facility for local children, and we look forward to work starting soon. FCC Communities Foundation is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that make a difference to local communities and this is a great example of what can be achieved."
Last year, Uppingham Town Council worked alongside the community to design a play scheme for the area, it is hoped work on the winning scheme will start this spring and be ready to use in time for school summer holidays.
Posted: Fri, 28 Feb 2020 14:00 by Sharon