Rescued Darlaston Town in £3k grant

A historic football club which has battled to secure its future after being pulled from the league has received a boost after being included in a round of grants from a housing group.

Darlaston Town FC recently reached its £5,000 fundraising target for it to return to action next season.

But bosses had warned they needed to generate thousands more to keep going for future years.

Now Walsall Housing Group has announced it will get a £3,400 slice of £24,000 funding, with other groups across the borough also set to benefit.

Cash will also go to Caldmore and Palfrey Festival and Willenhall Carnival.

full story here

Send us your festive photos! – whg

Christmas is coming and the decorations are coming out!

Inside Housing is putting together a gallery of the best decorated homes in Britain. If you’d like us to submit your photo email us, Tweet us or send a message on Facebook with your name if you want it included.

If you have any electrical decorations please make sure they’re installed by a suitably qualified person and checked for safety.

Visit the What’s on Walsall website for events happening across the borough.
Full Link here

Was you aware of this? Project Funding

The local neighbourhood fund was launched as part of whg’s commitment to invest in local communities.
Managed by local committees, it can be used for:

. locally based projects that add value in our communities
. community partnership events and projects with partners (such as Local Neighbourhood Partnerships, the police and other agencies)
. projects with our customers
. projects that support local youth initiatives
. projects that will enhance the environment.

whg Project Funding, full details here

We are interested in hearing from customers with potential projects that require funding. You can call us on 0300 555 6666 or pass details onto your local office or a member of your local committee.

New Invention Big Clean Up and Fun day!

A selection of photos from the Funday!

Another successful event in Willenhall with more free burgers and hot dogs! Well done to all that put on the show.

Nicola Holmes – Area Manager At Walsall Partnership, said,

‘Great turn out, great weather and lots of fun.

Huge thanks again to IYPSS, ASB Unit, Police, Fire, Ambulance Services , Caldmore Accord Housing, whg, Environmental Heath, Walk On Walsall, Willenhall McDonalds, Moo Moo, Street Games, Allens Rough Residents Association, NHS Cancer Screening, Lighthouse Children’s Centre, Helen EmmsAaron HolmesJoanna StewartTina Dalton WorkChristine Unal Was Addiss for all coming along and especially for those volunteers too!

Always impressed by the great community involvement we see in New Invention each time we do an event’

A full list of all those that were present and made it happen –

Nicola Holmes -Area Manager – Willenhall, Short Heath and New Invention

Sgt Lonsdale – Willenhall North Neighbourhood Police Team

Steve Ward – Station Commander for Willenhall Fire Station

Lusia Gallagher and James Cooksey – Willenhall Integrated Youth Services

Tanya Shore – Willenhall Anti Social Behaviour Officer

Walsall Housing Group – there was Robert Steventon – Willenhall Estates Manager, Helen Emms, Community Safety Officer, Barbara Fairclough Resident Engagement Manager and their collegues

Caldmore Housing Association – Angela Jennings(Housing) and Tina Dalton (Time 4 Real Coordinator)

Lighthouse Children’s Centre team

Allens Rough Residents Association – Chairperson Stuart Hodges

Walsall Council Sports Development Team

NHS Cancer Screening – Naheed Razzaq

Street Games – Kim Clarke

Colin Simpson and Wendy Evans – Street Champions, New Invention Community Forum

Walsall Council Environmental Health Team – Sarah Heath and Neil Butler