Facebook - Shropshire Business Twitter - Shropshire Business LinkedIn - Shropshire Business

Anniversary fund is unveiled

To celebrate its twentieth birthday The Wrekin Housing Trust has launched an Anniversary Fund.

Groups, clubs and societies from around Telford & Wrekin, Shropshire and Staffordshire could benefit from the £20,000 fund. Grants of up to £1,000 will go towards 20 separate community projects.

The Wrekin Housing Trust is one of the largest housing associations in the West Midlands with over 12,500 family homes, flats and retirement living properties available to local people at affordable rents.

The Trust employs over 530 people, including 170 fully qualified tradespeople, all as part of the wider Wrekin Housing Group. The Group consists of care provider Choices Housing Association, social enterprises The Furniture Scheme, Fuse and Reviive, and The Shropshire Housing Alliance, and employs 1,300 people in total. 

Wayne Gethings, The Wrekin Housing Group’s interim chief executive said: “It’s great to be able to announce this special anniversary fund as we hit our twenty year milestone.

“As a proud community champion, the Trust has worked with numerous community groups from sports clubs and arts festivals to local history societies and faith groups over the twenty years so we look forward to carrying on this tradition with the £20,000 Anniversary Fund.”

A panel of tenants and staff from The Wrekin Housing Trust will judge applications to the fund. Further information about the fund, including the application form is available on the Trust’s website wrekinht.org.uk/anniversaryfund.

The Wrekin Housing Trust is also running an art competition as part of their twentieth birthday celebrations. Further information is also available on the Trust’s website wrekinht.org.uk/calendar2020.

Winners crowned at Chamber business awards

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is VIP guest of honour

21st November 2020

Museum over the moon with sponsorship

Law firm backs anniversary fund raising dinner

18th October 2019

Building grant scheme will create new jobs

More than 260 jobs for the Marches area by 2025

15th November 2019

New grants support for SMEs

Initiative aims to help businesses plan their recovery

29th May 2020

Online post-16 learning portal launched

One-stop-shop will promote high quality education and training

18th February 2020

Search for new trustees

Three new seats available on Energize board

11th February 2020

Survey shows huge impact of Coronavirus

Marches LEP asks more businesses to take part in research

22nd April 2020

Engagement and sustainability on agenda

Marches LEP sets out its plans for the coming year

22nd January 2020

Developers urged to put sites forward

Call for suitable land

26th March 2020

New equestrian business is riding high

Search for sustainable products leads to firm launch

18th January 2021

Arts and crafts enthusiasts join forces

New retail business brings people together

7th June 2021

New website showcases Wellington

Campaign says launch is a big step forward

4th August 2020

Telford's Land Deal and Growth Fund success

Skilled job opportunities created in engineering and manufacturing

24th December 2019

Business guru shares valuable advice

Chance to learn how to boost sales performance

24th October 2019

Company of the year sponsors school games

Pave Aways is latest business to sponsor county finals

17th July 2019