The Foundation was really pleased to support Elderslie Community Council’s project to reinstate the play park in the centre of Elderslie village.
Elizabeth, residential worker at Brandy Burn – a home for young people in Elderslie, submitted a Community Grant application for £1,000 for the play park. Elizabeth, and Brandy Burn, were keen to make a contribution to the local community for the support of their young people.
The children of Elderslie presently have nowhere to meet and play in the village, and the new park will offer a safe environment with brand new slides, swings and other play equipment for children to enjoy. The new play park will be in the centre of the village within walking distance of all the 1000 residents under 14 years old in Elderslie. The park will offer local children a fun and exciting place to play outdoors and get exercise.
With so many distractions keeping young people indoors and away from physical exercise, the new park will include outdoor gym equipment and will contribute to the health of the village. The park will be a special benefit to children at Brandy Burn, giving them somewhere to go, have fun, and get fit.
The Council, aiming to do their part in making the village a great place to live, have raised money for the project through local fairs, quiz nights, an 80’s disco, and the generous donations of local people. The £1,000 donation from the CareTech Foundation means the park is well on its way to becoming a reality.
Anne-Marie, from the Council said:
“We are really grateful for the award from the CareTech Foundation.
We’ve done a consultation at the school and the kids are super excited at the idea of creating this in the village.
With your donation, we are on £6,247.26 which doesn’t sound like much but we have loads of grant applications in so we are optimistic that it will get done within the next year.
This grant will also demonstrate to Renfrewshire Council that we are doing everything we possibly can to raise match funding. This will help us to get a grant from the council (hopefully).”
You can find more details about the project HERE.
Here are pictures of the existing park and plans for the new play park: