Congratulations to Mindful Gifts CIC of Darlaston who has been awarded £8,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for their project ‘Childhood Memories – The Games We Played’.
The project will give older people the opportunity to write or have their words recorded about their experiences of childhood games. By telling their stories social interaction and mental stimulation is encouraged along with preservation of memories of play before everything ran on electricity and computer chips.
Along with photographs of play collected, twenty-five stories will be put into a book which will be made available to the community and schools.
The project is open to anyone across Walsall so if you know of someone or a group whose clients may like to get involved then contact Mindful Gifts on 01922 495994 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founder, Vicki Phipps, found the application process simple and she was supported by the HLF and by the One Walsall Officer covering her area. Vicky said, ‘if I can do it anyone can. Don’t over complicate it, keep it simple for the funder, you don’t have to use big, fancy words’.
Remember that One Walsall is here to help with your funding applications.
We can help you;
- find the right funder,
- put together the application
- read through your application and giving constructive comments.
For more information contact us on 01922 619840 or email@example.com.
Vicki Phipps outside Mindful Gifts CIC with games from time gone by. Do you remember the Space Hopper, pogo stick, scooter (with no brakes!) and a rocking horse.