Tower Regeneration’s: Tower Fund wins RCT ‘Love Where You Live Award’ 2015
Tuesday 7th of July 2015 09:15
The ‘Love Where You Live’ Awards were introduced by Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council in 2009 to recognise the inspiring activities that help improve the local environment; the 2015 competition featured awards in no fewer than 8 distinct categories, recognising the efforts of individuals, businesses and other organisations throughout the region.
The Best Environmental Partnership Initiative Award was presented to Tower Fund at a special ceremony which was held for the first time at the new Coleg y Cymoedd Nantgarw. The independent judging panel praised the extensive work that has been carried out by the Tower Project joint venture partners, Tower Colliery Ltd and Hargreaves Services plc.
The Tower Fund, to date has already helped fund and support a total of 141 Projects.
The Tower Fund and Common Fund are proud to announce that grants totalling a staggering £1,093.052 over the five funds with match funding from business opportunities.
Projects already funded are varied and range from Allotment Societies, OAP groups to Sporting Clubs and Disability Groups to name just a few.
Tower Fund Volunteers Highly Commended
Tower Regeneration’s Tower Fund Volunteer Scheme was also highly commended in the ‘Community Environmental Champion’ category at the event for its outstanding volunteer work within the community.
The Tower Fund Volunteers have worked endlessly over the last few years to obtain and support over 100 environmental projects within Rhondda Cynon Taf. To date 8 volunteers have been through the volunteer process at Tower Fund and more recently RCT Homes Grants Team, with five more currently volunteering.
The Tower Fund Business Partnership that they have assisted to set up, and worked together with organisations, linking them with the community to submit applications to the Tower Fund. This will have the benefit of both maximising the impact of the Tower Fund to the community and meeting the business and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) objectives of organisations.
The awards ceremony was a huge success with Nigel Wheeler, Director of Highways and Street Care Services opening the ceremony, and guest speakers Mayor Cllr Barry Stephens and Cllr Ann Crimmings also commending this special event.
Special Thanks you went out to Mathew Dentus of ‘Immediate Productions’ for the production of the film clips, and Claire Evans of RCT Street Care Services for organising the successful event.
To read more about the event please click here.