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Funding the great outdoors

27th May, 2021

Our Community Development Fund team has been busy receiving all your applications for grants in Herefordshire and Shropshire. There was a great variety of applications and we have noticed an increase in applications around outdoor and activity spaces. We have been able to support training kits, skateparks, refurbishing toilet facilities and sensory gardens at local schools.  Here are some of the fantastic projects that we are proud to be a part of, helping to enhance and have a positive effect on your local communities and their outdoor spaces


The Rec Skate Park, Church Stretton

It’s all systems go at Church Stretton, the skate park is near completion and will be available for all to enjoy now the warmer months are here.

The crowdfunded community initiative group led by local resident Tom Rochester and friends have been skill fully working in all weathers to get the park erected, painted, and in 360 conditions ready for those that can’t wait to use the half-pipe and all the park has to offer.

A skatepark is a positive influence on a community, giving young people a place to play, socialise and express themselves.” Tom Rochester

Belmont Wanderers

Belmont Wanderers - Under 16's

Belmont Wanderers Girls Under 16's football team came to us looking for sponsorship for tracksuit for the team to go to matches in and use for training. 

From the funding we provided the team were able to purchase 15 full tracksuits for their under 16 team. Although this will benefit the team now initially, they are planning for the tracksuits to be handed down to other players aswell in the future.

I cannot thank you enough for your generosity in contributing towards the floodlights. Without your financial support, we would not have been able to get these lights working again.”
Netball Court Floodlights, Ludlow CE School
Ludlow CE School, We gave funding for their Netball Court Floodlighting
Brookfield School - Sensory Garden

Sensory Garden at The Brookfield School, Herefordshire

“A huge thank you from all of us for your generous donation. It will most certainly have a great impact on our outdoor space.” 

Earlier this year we granted The Brookfield School in Hereford funds to help them build their very own sensory garden.

The Brookfield School is a specialist school for children aged between 7 to 16 years with a diagnosis of social, emotional and/ or mental health needs, and associated learning difficulties. 

Having a sensory garden on the school grounds has helped the teachers and colleagues at the school provide the diverse curriculum they teach at the school and encourage pupils, like the flowers to flourish.

Why we want to help, outdoors and indoors

At Connexus, we want to help support our customers and their local communities by providing grants to manage open spaces better, helping community groups, and developing skills for young people.

If you have a new or existing project that you need assistance funding, we would love to hear from you.

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