Company releases latest tranche of funding for local community initiatives in Leicestershire
THIS year Aggregate Industries launched the Bardon Community Fund whereby the company has committed to providing a total of £400,000 to support local community initiatives for the benefit of residents around Bardon Hill Quarry over the next 10 years. The fund forms part of the company’s Section 106 contributions following planning approval to extend the quarry.
A total of £27,680 has been released to local organizations in the latest phase. This follows on from the first tranche of money released earlier this year, which went to Markfield Parish Council for the development of a new community park and to Copt Oak Church for general building maintenance.
This time, the funding will be distributed to three local organizations: £4,080 will go to the Rutland Wildlife Trust, which will use the money to replace tools, PPE and other equipment; £9,800 will go to North West Leicestershire District Council for a new picnic and willow play area at Forest Adventures; and £13,800 will go to Bardon Sports Club to help improve its disabled access and patio seating area.
Kirsten Hannaford-Hill, estates surveyor at Aggregate Industries, commented: ‘As part of our ongoing commitment to investing in the local community, we are pleased to release our next phase of the Bardon Community Fund. The organizations we have identified offer important and valuable services to the local area, and we’re pleased to play our part in ensuring they can continue to do so.’