The HCBL Partnership Group is led by local residents

  • If you live work and/or volunteer within the area and are aged over 18 years you are eligible to join the group
  • We hold our meetings locally once a month
  • Members also include local organisations and our local councillors
  • Our aim is to make sure that the money is spent based on the needs and priorities of local people

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SCIPS have been appointed as a Locally Trusted Organisation (LTO) to manage the finances on our behalf and provide a wide range of community development support to the Partnership Group.

Some of the things we have achieved so far

  • Delivered 1,000’s of leaflets and newsletters to every home in the area
  • Held fun days and events to find out what local people want and need in the area
  • Sponsored local community groups with small grants of up to £500.00
  • Allocated Theme grants for larger projects
  • Planted 1000’s of daffodil bulbs across parts of the estate
  • Sponsored the Christmas tree and lights in Stone Cross for the past 3 years
  • Funded skips to be placed in the area for residents to dispose of rubbish
  • Funded local schools, for example, after school dance classes, painting a sun bear and a family/educational trip

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