The Steve Morgan Foundation awarded a three-year grant of £67, 874 to Orrell Park and District Community Association to help with their core costs, as they continue to aim to serve principally elderly and lonely people, but also families, through a series of community events.
Established in 1974 by local residents to provide health, education, leisure and promote activities for the benefit of the community, funds were raised to help the Association purchase a building, and so Orrell Park Community Centre was born.
The Steve Morgan Foundation grant will help the Centre to provide existing services, including social events, volunteering opportunities, a space for residents to meet together, learning and well-being sessions whilst also working towards sustainability.
This helps to build community connections, friendship groups and a sense of neighbourhood. The Centre has a committed team of volunteers who promote and support the centre and its activities, helping to ensure local residents are up to date with opportunities and building neighbourhood networks.