Estate playgroup given funding lifeline

1 July 2024
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Photo caption : A much needed nursery in Droitwich is now able to stay open thanks to generous funding


A playgroup on a popular Worcestershire estate will be able to continue for another year thanks to a successful application for extra funding.


Westlands Playgroup – a baby, toddler and carers club – which takes place at Westlands Community Centre in Droitwich applied to our Community Chest, a funding pot for Platform customers and local charities, clubs and other not-for-profit organisations to apply for if their work or project directly benefits Platform customers; all applications are assessed against specific eligibility criteria by customers who sit on its Customer Voice Panel.


The funding means the club can continue to provide its services to the local community for the next 12 months.


Nikki Beeston, Project Manager at Droitwich Spa CVS said: “We want to express our sincere thanks to Platform Housing Group for its generous contribution to Westlands Playgroup for another year.  Its support is invaluable to us and it means the world to the children and families who benefit from the group.  Thanks to the donation, we are able to continue providing a nurturing environment where young minds can grow, learn and play together.  The funding enables us to offer a safe and enriching space where children can develop social skills, explore their creativity and build a strong foundation for their future learning journey and transition into school.”



Moving Forward, which is part of Droitwich CVS, is a community hub based at Westlands Community Centre.


Marion Duffy, Chief Operations Officer at Platform Housing Group said: “We are so pleased to have had a helping hand in ensuring the future of Westlands Playgroup; originally set up following the closure of the estate nursery, it is aimed at low income families and resourced entirely by volunteers.  It is a crucial part of the fabric of the estate and we are delighted to support it in bringing children and their families together.”