Woodlands Speaks, is a group of Woodlands residents, voluntary and community sector organisations supporting Woodlands, that meet to discuss how to spend the grant of £8,500 that they recieved from the Big Lottery Getting People Involved Fund, to help to get people involved in their community.
This is the first bit of funding coming to the area from the £1m additional grant that was announced last year by the Big Lottery and will be part of a 10 year programme designed get more local residents and groups involved in identifying and delivering improvements in their community.
North Doncaster Development Trust, a local charity delivering regeneration projects that offer support to communities in Doncaster, has been nominated to hold the money on behalf of Woodlands Speaks.
The Woodlands Speaks steering group includes representatives from the tenants and residents association, the All Saints Church, Brodsworth Miners Welfare , local Councillors, children’s centres, local schools and local community groups and residents. The steering group have developed a proposal to implement a range of events, meetings and other activities over the next 6 months to let people know about the Big Lottery Funding and also to give local people a chance to say how the funding should be used.