Tarvin Community Centre
Edna Rose Room of Tarvin Community Centre
Tarvin Community Centre
By Tarvin Webteam - 5th June 2019 6:00am
In a letter sent to members and supporters, the Trustees of the Ash-Worth Time Bank have announced that they will be running as an entirely voluntary organisation in the future. With great reluctance they have had to make their Volunteer Co-Ordinator, Caroline Massos, redundant and are giving up the office space above the Community Shop.
This change has been brought about by the increasing difficulty of successfully applying for grant monies to maintain the organisation in a marketplace where funds are reducing and the number of applicants is increasing. Submissions for funding are very time-consuming, decisions can take months and monitoring demand for funders and detailed and demanding.
The Trustees say" Our conclusion is that grant money to cover the general running costs of Ash-Worth Time Bank is virtually impossible to obtain at the present time."
Despite this the Trustees are determined that the Time Bank has a positive future and that all services and activities will continue. Though based in Ashton, the organisation provides support and social activities for a lot of people in the surrounding area, Tarvin included. The popular Tai Chi class at the Community Centre on a Tuesday afternoon, is run by the Time Bank.
It continues to attract a range of volunteers who provide help for those less able to cope, as well as activities that reduce isolation and support healthy living. Volunteers will be needed in the future and the demand for services is unlikely to decrease.
For further information and to offer your services, please go to www.ash-worthtimebank.org.uk or call 11829 751398
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