Rose Hill

We have some wonderful news to share with you!

At the beginning of the year, Greensquare successfully secured funding from the Big Lottery Fund, amounting to a massive £458,100, to continue to develop the Rose Hill Regeneration Project!

This four-year grant will help to support a range of activities for residents living in Rose Hill, as well as the development of an exciting new project which will support both children and young people. The project, through its new partnership with Aspire Oxford, will also help adults into training and employment through mentoring.

Did you know that over 52% of children in Rose Hill now live in poverty? The project will aim to support those children and young people experiencing the effects of child poverty through this new funding.

Rose Hill residents will continue to be supported by Fran Gardner, Rose Hill’s Community worker and by a project administrator and project assistant.
Fran is looking forward to developing the project with its new outcomes, she said:

"I can’t really believe this amazing news. It's such an incredible amount of money and really will make such a difference to the lives of many on Rose Hill. Not only will this grant give children and young people new experiences and support but it will increase opportunities for adults to get free training, work experience and jobs.”

Alongside the Big Lottery Fund, Greensquare will be providing £47,397 towards the project. Oxford City Council have also provided £61,000 towards the general running costs of the project. This means that the grand total gives us £566,497 of funding!

Ed Turner, Oxford City Councillor for Rose Hill, spoke of his excitement about the funding news:

“I am over the moon at this bid. The lottery project has made a huge and positive impact on Rose Hill to date – with a highlight being the thriving junior youth club. This new funding gives us a great chance to improve Rose Hill still further for residents. This success would not have been possible without a great deal of commitment from local people and our community worker Fran Gardner.”

If you would like more information on the fantastic range of activities and support available through the project please contact Fran on 07770 324 277 or fran.gardner@greensquaregroup.com 

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