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School purchase Smart Screen thanks to community fund, part financed by Fusion21

Meadowside Community Primary School in Warrington have acquired a brand new smart interactive screen thanks to Golden Gates Housing Trust’s (GGHT) Heart of the Community fund, of which Fusion21 is a key contributor.

The primary school was funded with a £2,000 grant which has enabled them to purchase the new piece of technology to enable the children to go the extra mile in their learning.

The Fund was launched in 2012 to inject vital funding into a number of communities which suffer the greatest disadvantage in Warrington and is currently focused on Bewsey, Dallam & Longford.

Ian McDonough (pictured second from left), Community Regeneration Manager for Fusion21, said: “It’s great to see the benefit to members of investment in social value. This is going to make a real difference to these kids.”

The grant fund is administered by GGHT, a member of Fusion21 and key commissioner of works through its frameworks.

Since its launch in 2012, local businesses have generously donated just under £20,000 and this year nearly £10,000, to the fund. This has helped over thirty community groups and local organisations to deliver projects and other activities that make a real difference.

Head teacher, Paula Wilkinson said: “I am delighted that our bid was successful as this has enabled us to purchase such a valuable resource. Our 2 year old Nursery children thoroughly enjoy using the interactive screen which helps them to develop a range of skills. On behalf of the school I would like to say thank you to GGHT community fund for this opportunity.”

GGHT Chair, Roy Smith said: “I would like to thank all of the partners who have iven so generously to the fund because without them this initiative would not be possible. We hope the school enjoy their new interactive screen and the children enjoy it for many years to come.”

Find out more about what Heart of the Community and other funding that is available from the Trust at www.gght.org.uk/gghtfunding.