Community fund announces £27K Christmas giveaway while celebrating £300K grant milestone

We have awarded grants to 25 local voluntary groups of over £27,000 at our annual Christmas Giveaway at The George Hotel. We also celebrated a milestone of our own. Since We Love Lichfield started ten years ago we have distributed just over £300,000 to over 200 groups across Lichfield district.

Patron of We Love Lichfield, Simon Price said, “We received the highest number of applications ever and I was delighted we were able to help so many organisations. I’m humbled by the dedication of volunteers, it is amazing how they help so many people.

He continued, “With the cost-of-living crisis We Love Lichfield is even more important than ever and I urge people and businesses to support us so we can continue our work.”

Year 4 pupils from Lichfield Cathedral School welcomed everyone and created the perfect Christmas atmosphere by singing carols. And the event finished with Simon Price, on behalf of the We Love Lichfield advisory panel presenting Julian Fisher of PR Agency Townhouse Communications with the 2022 Community Champion award for organising events and raising funds.

Community groups who received funding include Pathway Project, The Upstagers/Inter Theatre, Spark Burntwood, Open Door of Hope, Nuture Community CIC, PCC Chasetown, L&D Talking News, Lichfield Waterworks Trust, COGS, Monks Walk Group, Gartmore Riding School, Lichfield Arts, Voluntary Car Scheme, Stonnall Youth and Community Association, Burntwood Be A Friend, Lichfield RE:Cycle, Burntwood Family History Group, Burntwood Gardening Guild, Burntwood Town Council, Phoenix Counselling Service, Shenstone Community Library, St Johns Community Church, One Lichfield and 1st Fradley Scouts.