Bournville Village Trust have announced the successful entrants to their Vision’12 funding competition. The entries are now in with a chance of securing £8,000 worth of funding for one Social Enterprise and £2000 each for 4 Community Projects.
The ideas will now go through a voting process from 30th June to 31st August. The Trust will use the Bournville Village Festival to kick-off the voting process which will also take place online on their OpenView community site.
The shortlist of projects include many focused on the Bournville area, including:
Bournville Charity Event
This applicant seeks funding to run a charity event in Bournville to raise money for Refuge, Women’s Aid, NSPCC and UNICEF. The festival will not only bring the community together but also promote local activities and promote charitable activity in the local area.
Rowheath Bowls Club
Rowheath bowls club are a local bowls group that has over 60 members with a variety of ages from juniors to life long members. One of the main aspects of a bowling club is The Green itself and the club seeks funding to help buy a new mower which is much needed to improve and maintain The Green.
Since starting in 2010, Bournville Model Railway has grown to attract many people of all ages. The club provides a friendly and supportive setting which enables participation from members with sensory impairments and learning difficulties. The club is currently going from strength to strength by holding its first ever exhibition at Shenley Court Hall in September. However, the club are currently looking for funding to help provide them with a computer and printer which would help share computer and literacy skills between younger and more senior members.
Hope Garden Project
Hope Community Project is seeking funding to help create greater community cohesion at their community garden on Raddlebarn Road. The project helps bridge the gap between migrants, refuges and residents in the local area, helping to create a sense of community that everyone can be a part of. The project would like to reach out to more people in the area through a series of fun days for people to attend!
Bournville Toy Library
The applicant seeks funding to help establish a toy library in the Bournville area. After witnessing the success of toy libraries in other areas she is passionate about sustaining one in Bournville. The funding would go towards the purchase of toys and the administration costs of setting one up.
Community Skills Development
The applicant seeks funding to help deliver a range of workshops in and around the Bournville area. There will be two types of workshops; First aid and Digital Inclusion. The applicant has a detailed structure and plan for both courses and believes that the courses would massively help develop community cohesion and prevent isolation.
The applicant seeks funding to create a programme of gentle bike rides in and around Bournville that would be suitable for residents of all ages and abilities. By having a regular programme of rides, local residents would benefit from enhanced community spirit and better health and lifestyle.
The applicant seeks funding to provide sewing & craft classes in Bournville House and hopes to attract other community groups. The funding will be used to buy equipment. The ultimate goal will be to help local residents produce a Lightmoor patchwork quilt.
This applicant seeks funding to begin crochet and knitting classes for Bournville residents at her local business on Bournville Green. The applicant has previously started these lessons due to customer demand however without funding they proved too expensive. There is a demand in the area to teach people these important skills and funding would ensure that local residents could benefit from them.
The full list of entries are at: