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And the winners of the Stevenage Works Community Chest Fund 2022 are….

  • Stevenage Cycling Hub
  • St Nicholas Community Centre
  • The Wind and the Sun Youth Advocacy Project

Stevenage Cycling Hub

Are an organisation that refurbish donated bicycles then sell them on to local residents who could not afford to purchase a bike brand new, this funding will cover the refurbishment of around 15 bikes and the hub was awarded £1,000 after bidding last year.

Tina Walker of Stevenage Cycling Hub said “ It’s delightful to be awarded this funding and getting this means we can help more people”.

St Nicholas Community Centre

Offering space for local residents to enjoy socialising, either by holding private functions, or by joining one of the many groups, clubs or churches that use the three halls. St Nicholas Community Centre was awarded £1,500 after bidding in 2021.

Terrie Skulteti of St Nicholas Community Centre commented that “Being a successful bidder of funds will help enormously towards the cost of full renovation of the centre’s play garden and will be a great benefit to families that attend”.

The Sun and The Wind Youth Advocacy Project

A local project that works by empowering young local people who have previously fallen through the gaps and helps them develop a sense of purpose by addressing, in some cases multiple issues they are up against. The project was awarded £2,500 after bidding for a share of the fund in 2021. Their moto is ‘From the street, to back on their feet!’.

Karen Thorman who runs the project commented “The project is very important for the community and having additional funding helps the project to grow; helping young people grow and overcome their barriers”.

A huge thank you to Mulalley and Wates for supporting this initiative every year, and giving back to the local community.