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TCV in North Receives £6,000 Funding

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TCV receiving a cheque from First TransPennine Express

It was a winning week for TCV as three projects around the country received some much needed funding, totalling nearly £6,000.

Both TCV Hull and Skelton Grange Environment Centre, which is based in Leeds, have been supported by First TransPennine Express’ (FTPE) Green Fund. The fund helps community-based environmental projects across the rail operator’s network, which runs throughout the North of England and into Scotland.

TCV Hull received £2,153 from FTPE and the Forestry Commission scheme to improve disabled access to the North Ferriby Riverside Walkway, so that everybody can enjoy the beautiful walk. The team will be extending the footpath to allow wheelchair access into the woodland, planting trees and shrubs at the site, and rejuvenating five bench seating areas that have fallen into disrepair.

TCV Skelton Grange are using their £2,200 from FTPE to put on more ‘Green Team’ sessions, where the local community can come together to build bird boxes, restore ponds and plant trees and hedges, amongst other conservation activities.

And TCV Manchester, who works at Sale Water Park and runs the Trafford Green Gym, won GreaterSport’s 15th birthday celebration competition. GreaterSport inspire the people of Greater Manchester to have a healthy future through sport and physical activity. The £1,500 prize money will be used to develop an active community in the local area, which means the team will be putting on health walks as well as promoting the Trafford Green Gym.

Thank you to all of the organisations who support our vital work.