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CETB grant brings improvements to Colliers Moss

A £50,000 grant from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB) has brought huge improvements for visitors to Collier Moss in St Helens.

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Lord Pendry opens new grassroots football facility in St Helens

Earlestown Athletic Junior Football Club (EAJFC) in Newton-le-Willows opened its gates to a number of VIPs on 17th June, at a ceremony to commemorate five years' worth of improvement works.

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Istead Rise Scouts’ new HQ officially opened

Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB) has awarded £39,000 towards the rejuvenation of a fantastic new HQ for the 1st Istead Rise Scout Group. The new hall was officially opened at a ceremony on 14th May 2017.

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Newton Heritage Trail Launch Announced

Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB)is delighted to have helped Newton and Earlestown Community Group create a new and improve heritage trail at Newton-le-Willows.

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New wildlife trail at Dundridge Park opens following £33,000 grant

A new wildlife trail has been created at Dundridge Park, thanks to a grant from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB), worth more than £33,000.

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Improvement works at Priory Park Boxing Club complete

Improvement works at Priory Park Boxing Club in Dudley have now finished, thanks to more than £19,000 worth of funding from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB).

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Plan ‘Bee’ complete for Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Three years’ worth of improvement works and habitat creation throughout West Lancashire and Merseyside have now finished, thanks in part to funding from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB).

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St Barnabas’ Church Hall re-opens after refurbishments

St Barnabas’ Church Hall in Orpington is up and running again after 10 months of refurbishment works, thanks to a £20,000 grant from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB).

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Hafod Colliery Social Club refurbishment reaches completion

Building work over summer 2016 is complete at Hafod Colliery Social Centre, thanks to funding from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB), WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund, and Rhosllanerchrugog Community Council.

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Work starts on new HQ for Istead Rise Scouts

Work has now begun on the creation of a new headquarters for 1st Istead Rise Scout Group on Downs Road, Istead Rise, near Gravesend.

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Ascension Church Hall gets a facelift

Ascension Church Hall in Oldfield Park has received a major facelift this summer, thanks in part to a £22,000 grant from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB).

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Riverhead Parkland improvements now complete

Improvements within Riverhead Parkland are now complete thanks in part to a grant from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB).

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Brownhills & Oak Park Bowling Club transformed with new shelters

Brownhills & Oak Park Bowling Club in Walsall has been transformed with three new shelters, thanks in part to a donation from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB).

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Age UK Bexley officially opens new venue for 'Men in Sheds'

Age UK Bexley has officially opened new premises for its ongoing 'Men in Sheds' project, thanks to a £35,000 grant from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB).

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New sporting facilities will improve community cohesion

A project to install an all weather multi-use games area (MUGA) in Willenhall has now been completed, thanks to a joint £90,000 grant from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB) and Ibstock Cory Environmental Trust (ICET).

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Tennis club to revamp community facilities

A project to rebuild the Wall Heath Tennis Club in Kingswinford officially began today having successfully obtained grants totalling £70,000 from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB), Ibstock Cory Environmental (ICET) and Dudley Community Forum.

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New gymnastics floor puts a spring in the step of club members

A new sprung floor and heating system have successfully been installed at Iceni Gymnastics Club in Stanway, thanks to £25,000 of funding from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB).

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CETB contributes £50,000 to transform village hall

Marchwiel Village Hall was officially reopened on 22nd January by Wrexham councillor John Pritchard after a £370,000 renovation project which was partly funded by Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB).

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Willenhall E-ACT Academy takes the plunge with new swimming pool changing facilities

Willenhall E-ACT Academy near Walsall has officially opened new purpose-built swimming pool changing facilities, at a ceremony on 14th January.

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Official Opening of New Alyn Waters Skate Park

Skateboarders in Llay are celebrating following the opening of a new skate park.

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Show Goes on at Dylan Thomas Theatre Thanks to Lighting Upgrade

The Dylan Thomas Theatre will not play host to any unexpected lighting dramas in the foreseeable future thanks to a much-needed equipment upgrade.

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Bears' Badly-Damaged Clubhouse Rises from the Ashes

Ashton Bears rugby club has opened its new, purpose-built clubhouse - a building that replaces its former facilities that were destroyed in a fire.

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First lesson given at museum's new learning space

A major open-air museum has officially opened its new multi-purpose facility, funded in part by Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB).

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Café on the Vine Now Open for Business

A new not-for-profit community café has officially opened at the Vine.

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Football Club Set to Realise Redevelopment Goal Thanks to CETB

Earlestown Athletic Junior Football Club is kicking on with major redevelopment works after securing more than £62,000 in funding from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB).

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Wrotham Castle Officially Unveiled Thanks to CETB Funding

A new castle has been built in the centre of Wrotham as part of a major and much-needed play area makeover project part-funded by Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB).

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Time’s up for Derelict One O’Clock Club Building

Having stood derelict for nearly a decade, it was about time that the former One O’clock Club childcare centre was given a new lease of life.

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CETB Supports Chipstead FC in Annual Fixture Against the Winter Weather

Chipstead Football Club is taking steps to prevent the problems posed by waterlogged pitches after scoring more than £25,000 in funding from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB).

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Tennis Ace Serves up Coaching Session at Club Opening Event

Tennis ace Greg Rusedski led a free coaching session at Downend and Frenchay Tennis Club to mark the official opening of the club’s new purpose-built floodlit courts, part-funded by CETB.

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Feed Bristol food project set to grow

A community food-growing project can look forward to harvesting bumper crops in the future after securing £49,500 in CETB funding.

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It’s all fun and games at the launch of Chipstead’s new playground

There’s something for children of all ages at Chipstead’s recently refurbished community playground, improved thanks to a £21,000 grant from CETB.

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Marford Quarry Newts Thriving in New Pond

Marford Quarry nature reserve has undergone a major and much-needed makeover after receiving funding from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB).

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New Clubhouse Set to Rise from the Ashes

Work is set to begin on rebuilding Ashton Bears’ clubhouse more than a year after the amateur rugby club’s former facilities were destroyed in a fire.

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New look play area for Huyton park

A new-look play area has opened at Court Hey Park in Huyton, Liverpool, after undergoing a much-needed makeover part-funded by CETB.

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Church Reordering Works Completed After Unexpected Mausoleum Find Delay

It’s taken 15 years and £500,000 but St Martin’s Church in Eynsford will be celebrating Easter in style this weekend as it unveils its ‘Open Door for All’ reordering project.

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Sevenoaks Rugby Club’s Conversion Project Achieves Major Milestone

Sevenoaks Rugby Club’s planned facilities and pitch improvement works took a major step forward with the opening of the club’s new balcony extension.

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Council Orchestrating Band Practice Room Conversion Thanks to CETB Grant

Plans to convert a former band practice room into a community café struck a chord with CETB trustees, as they awarded the project a £50,000 grant.

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Cricket Club Bowled Over by CETB Funding

Belbroughton Cricket Club in Stourbridge will soon have new practice nets after Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB) stumped up more than £27,000 in funding.

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Third Merseyside Club Kicks On With Expansion Plans

Hot on the heels of Liverpool FC and Everton, a third football club on Merseyside has unveiled redevelopment plans after also outgrowing its existing facilities.

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Historic Stone Wall Set for Restoration Works

An ancient stone wall will be restored to its former glory thanks to a £20,000 grant from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB).

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Local Wood Receives Funding Boost

The Woodland Trust has just completed new improvements at Bunkers Hill Wood thanks to a generous grant of £50,000 from the Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB).

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Sevenoaks Rugby Club’s Conversion Project Underway

Sevenoaks Rugby Football Club has begun its planned facilities and pitch improvement works after receiving funding from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB), Ibstock Cory Environmental Trust (ICET) and Sevenoaks Town Council.

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Timely New Village War Memorial Pays Tribute to Fallen Servicemen

The Orrell War Memorial Committee received a £14,000 CETB grant to help fund the memorial, which was erected in time to mark Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day.

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Bexley Bridge Project Nears Completion

A footbridge in Thamesmead is on the path to a bright future thanks to a £100,000 CETB grant.

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Allotments Association Spends a Penny on Boosting Facilities

Green-fingered schoolchildren in St Helens are now tending a community allotment plot again thanks to a facilities upgrade funded by Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB).

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Lantern-lit woodland walk celebrates completion of CETB-funded project

More than 250 schoolchildren will take part in a lantern-lit walk through Plas Power Woods near Wrexham to celebrate the completion of woodland protection and improvement works, carried out thanks to a £30,000 grant from Cory Environment Trust in Britain (CETB).

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Playground Expansion Project Proves Child’s Play Thanks to CETB Funding

New slides and springers have been added to the children’s playground at Harrow Meadow, Eynsford, thanks to a £13,000 grant from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB).

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Dyrham Park’s lost terraces brought back to life

Historic terraces and pleasure grounds surrounding a baroque Grade I listed mansion situated at the heart of the 220-acre Dyrham Park in South Gloucestershire are being rediscovered and cleared thanks in part to a £50,000 grant from Cory Environment Trust in Britain (CETB).

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Tree Life Centre Rooting Out More Volunteers Thanks to CETB Grant

A community-focused tree and plant nursery based in Warmley, run by national charity The Conservation Volunteers (TCV), is set to grow its range of training and volunteering opportunities after receiving a £49,995 grant from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB).

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Local Mayor visits Erith following enhancement of its Riverside Gardens

Friends of Riverside Gardens Erith (FORGE) have had a special visitor to its enhanced Riverside Gardens and the river’s foreshore.

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St Thomas’ Church to host the opening of its new church centre to thank local community

St Thomas’ Church in Wednesfield will host an opening event this weekend to thank all those who were involved in the renovation of its new church centre in Church Street.

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Knowsley, St Helens and West Lancs turn to Plan ‘Bee’ to revive grasslands lost to the pollinators

Since the 1st World War up to 97% of rich grasslands, home to thousands of species of bees, has been lost – according to The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside.

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Over 1,000 bags of rubbish removed from river in Bexley

The River Cray in the London Borough (LB) of Bexley has had a new lease of life following the local community pulling together to help restore the river and surrounding environment.

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Locals even over 90 years old learn valuable ICT skills thanks to refurbishments

Recent refurbishments at St Stephen’s Community Hall in Welling, London Borough (LB) of Bexley, has attracted an influx of elderly locals wishing to take part in its computer basics learning sessions - the oldest so far being 94 years of age. Deepdene’s Seniors Learning Skills Club motto is “Never too old to learn.”

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Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB) selects Iconic Gateway Bridge in Bexley as the winner of its £100,000 10th anniversary grant

£100,000 has been awarded to the London Borough (LB) of Bexley, as its Thamesmead Bridge Project is chosen for CETB’s 10th year anniversary grant.

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Locals come together to open long awaited community shop in Ide Hill, Sevenoaks thanks to a grant from CETB

With help from local people and Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB), a long awaited community shop in Sevenoaks’ Ide Hill has opened.

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Regeneration of St Michael’s Community Hall, West Bromwich set for completion thanks to CETB and ICET

St Michael’s Community Hall in West Bromwich has a completion date on the horizon for its ongoing regeneration project thanks to a final push from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB) and Ibstock Cory Environmental Trust (ICET).

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Sevenoaks’ Woodlands Church Hall kick starts kitchen refurbishment project following grant from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain

Sevenoaks’ Woodlands Church Hall has kick started its kitchen refurbishment project thanks to a grant from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB).

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Wyrley Juniors FC in Staffordshire win a QAFVS

Wyrley Juniors Football Club in Staffordshire is being given the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAFVS).

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St Mary’s Parish Church has new lease of life following installation of new stained glass windows

St Mary’s Parish Church has proudly revealed its new stained glass windows following a nine month restoration period.

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Stag Community Arts Centre’s grand re-opening is huge success

Newly refurbished theatre seats have been greeted with approval by locals following The Stag Community Arts Centre in Sevenoaks’ grand re-opening

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Sevenoaks Town Juniors Football club ready to start a full season thanks to new drainage system

Sevenoaks Town Juniors Football Club is ready to face the opposition this season following the installation of its new drainage system.

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The verdict is in: Nanny Goats Skate Park is given a huge thumbs up

Three months on from the official opening of the brand new Nanny Goats Skate Park in St Helens, the park has been heralded as a great success.

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Community groups invited to apply for £100,000 grant to celebrate Trust’s 10th anniversary

Angela Haymonds, CETB Trust Secretary is offering one local project a £100,000 slice of funding.

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Page Park bandstand rescued thanks to CETB

Page Park bandstand, south Gloucestershire – A £40,000 grant from CETB has saved the 86-year-old Page Park bandstand from ruin.

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CETB grant rescues St Luke’s Church

St Luke’s Church, Charlton – CETB’s £50,000 grant to the historic St Luke’s Church has provided the funds required to repair the leaking roof and damaged tower.

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CETB celebrates funding 200th project

Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB) is celebrating funding its 200th project, which is at Woolfall Heath Meadow near Liverpool. The Trust has now donated over £8 million to community improvement schemes since its creation in 2003.

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CETB funding passes £1.5 million for community projects in St Helens and Haydock

Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB) has achieved a major milestone after a recent project pushed the Trust’s donations in the St Helens and Haydock area past the £1.5 million mark, supporting nearly 50 local projects.

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CETB grant supports Bexley’s ‘Silver Surfers’

Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB) has provided a grant of £50,000 to the Deepdene Seniors Learning Skills Club, based at St Stephen’s Community Hall in Welling, Kent.

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