Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara awarded £1000 from ‘You Matter Communities’ Fund

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BIRMINGHAM: The Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara was among the recipents of the first round of the You Matter Communities Fund.

McLaughlin & Harvey, the lead contractor for Birmingham City Council at the Alexander Stadium Redevelopment, has finalised 17 community projects who will each receive a grant of up to £1,000 to support their work within local communities.

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Launched in July, McLaughlin & Harvey’s You Matter Communities initiative provides support to local communities through volunteer time, small grants, and the use of excess materials from the construction process.

McLaughlin & Harvey selected a range of community projects operating across the city to receive a total of £14,886.

Gurdev Singh, Secretary at Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara, said: “This is wonderful news for Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara, the grant from McLaughlin & Harvey will help us run our Langar Service which serves food to all the community. With their help we can operate again.”

Andrea Prichard, Secretary, Aston Manor Cricket Club, said: “This grant will go a long way towards helping Aston Manor Cricket Club create a place where we can encourage young women to play cricket. We are hugely indebted to McLaughlin & Harvey Construction Ltd for their generosity.”

McLaughlin & Harvey is also supporting New Roots Limited in their allotment installation, to enable them to grow their own produce and build a pond to attract nature into their garden.