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Newground up for top honour

Newground up for top honour

Newground have been shortlisted for a Red Rose Award for their fantastic work in the community.

The environmental and community regeneration specialists have been shortlisted in the Not-For-Profit category and will attend the ceremony in the Blackpool Winter Gardens on March 10.

Newground, a member of the Together Housing Group, have worked on projects such as the new castle-themed play area in Astley Park in Chorley and were successful with an application from the Heritage Lottery Fund for £1.3m to help in the £2m Rhyddings Park regeneration project but also on engagement projects across the territory.

In the past 12 months, Newground have:

  • Created 19 new apprenticeships
  • Supported 79 schools
  • Engaged with 41 community/resident groups
  • Supported 578 people to improve their physical wellbeing
  • Supported 3693 people to access green spaces
  • Supported 40 people to reduce household debt.

Mick Smith, Newground CIC’s Managing Director, said: “We were delighted to be shortlisted for the award, as it’s recognition for the fantastic work we’ve done over the past year.

“We’re making a huge difference to the people of Lancashire, as well as the physical environment, so we’re hoping to cap off a great year with an award.”  

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