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Port's cash injection for town project
7:30am Sunday 20th October 2013 in News
A STRUGGLING Tilbury charity has been given a £15,000 boost by the town’s port.
The Tilbury Riverside Project has been appealing for donations for months after a funding crisis threatened it with closure, but it has been offered respite thanks to the Port of Tilbury, which has stepped in to offer support until it can get longer term funding.
The Tilbury Riverside Project was founded more than 20 years ago to promote economic, social and cultural regeneration in Tilbury and the surrounding area.
Its work has had a substantial impact on the local community, managing a number of well-loved heritage projects such as the Tilbury and Chadwell Memories website, the Christmas Lights annual switch-on and Tilbury Festival.
Annie O’Brian, project manager at the Tilbury Riverside Project, said: “We cannot thank the Port of Tilbury enough for their generous donation, which enables the TRP to continue running well into next year.
“We have submitted a further application to the Heritage Lottery on the back of this kind donation for £70,000 over the next three years to assist with a project named Making Memories, which works with dementia patients and care homes.”
The charity was denied funding after applying to the Big Lottery fund as it couldn’t attribute the money needed to a particular project.
Without any help, it would only have been able to run until the end of this year.
Lynda Viccars, community liaison manager at the Port of Tilbury, said: “We are delighted to be able to support the Tilbury Riverside Project. We are aware there will be a distinct void in the community should the TRP have to cease its good work.”
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