Easington Colliery in Bloom recently applied for a ‘Quick Fix Fund’ from East Durham for their ‘SOIL-UTION to Everyone’s Problem’ – a programme that provides high quality top soil to aid local groups’ planting schemes in the area.
£364 was awarded to the scheme, which now has a central resource of soil to improve the growth of planters, troughs and raised beds across Easington Village and Colliery.
Michael Welsh, who applied for the funding, said: “In order to make our garden areas bloom, a top quality foundation is needed.
“Not only will this funding help a range of groups to make Easington a more colourful place to live, it will offer more volunteering opportunities for people, which can be of benefit to both physical and mental wellbeing.”
Peter Eldrett, East Durham Homes’ Customer Involvement Manager, said: “Our Quick Fix Fund offers grants of up to £500 to groups whose work benefits local communities overall.
“We are delighted to help ‘SOIL-UTION to Everyone’s Problem’ and look forward to seeing our estates’ gardens blossom in the new year.”
For more information about applying for funding call 0800 032 00835 or visit www.eastdurhamhomes.co.uk
Photo above: (L- R) East Durham Homes’ Peter Eldrett; and Michael Welsh, Andrew Maddison and Elizabeth Welsh from Easington Colliery in Bloom