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Find out about funding

Thanks to National Lottery players funding is still available for community groups, schools, churches and other not-for-profit groups to celebrate their areas’ heritage. Groups can also apply for a grant to learn about the First World War 100 years after the guns fell silent on 11 November 2018. If your group has an idea and are interested in funding then join HLF for a drop in session between 2-6pm Tuesday 22 May at Butt Lane Community Centre.

Lichfield Canal restoration trust boosted by donation

A fundraising Lichfield club has donated a cheque for £600 to the city’s canal restoration trust.

Lichfield Ladies Tangles Tangent Club made the presentation to Peter Buck, engineering director of Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust (LHCRT), at their recent meeting at St Johns House.

Thanking Samantha Beech, chairperson of Lichfield Ladies Tangles, for their donation, Peter said the money would be used to buy essential materials for volunteers to continue the restoration of the Heritage Towpath Trail on a number of sites through Lichfield.

Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust

Lichfield’s canal trust is on target to complete the creation of a wetlands area as part of its plan for a nature reserve at Fosseway Heath.

In the past two weeks, 2,500 tonnes of clay and sandy soil have been moved to build a 100 metre diversion of the Lichfield Canal channel and towpath, a team of volunteers from Network Rail have built 57 metres of new towpath, and a boardwalk is taking shape through the wetlands area.

Funding Opportunity Open 29 March till 16 April 2018

Let's come together to celebrate our communities.  The Mayor's Community Weekend is 30 June - 1 July 2018

To find out more and to apply for funding please click on the link below but be quick as funding window is 29 March until 16 April 2018

https://www.wmca.org.uk/who-we-are/meet-the-mayor/mayors-community-weekend/

https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/about-big/mayors-community-weekend

War Memorial Tours in Leek

Free tours of the Nicholson War Memorial in Leek will be commencing again in April. Just turn up during the open hours for a 30 minute guided tour and get a fascinating insight into both World Wars and their impact on the Leek community.

2018 dates are:

Sunday 1 April  |  1pm to 3pm

Saturday 21 April  |  11am to 1pm

Sunday 6 May  |  1pm to 3pm

Saturday 19 May  |  11pm to 1pm

Sunday 3 June  |  1pm to 3pm

Saturday 16 June  |  11am to 1pm

Sunday 1 July  |  1pm to 3pm

Saturday 21 July  |  11am to 1pm