The 306th Manchester Scout Group was established in 1957 and has had a presence in Manchester for nearly 60 years, during which time it has been well supported by the community.
And now, thanks to a £16,960 grant from Biffa Award, as part of the Landfill Communities Fund, the group is able to repay that support with a newly refurbished hut which includes new toilets, kitchen and, finally, heating that will enable people to use the hut in comfort for the first time ever.
As well as hosting uniformed organisations, the popular building is also home to a children’s amateur dramatics group, a football club, a slimming group, dog training sessions and a gardening club.
Jon Haves, Chair of 306th Executive Committee, said: “I must thank Biffa Award for the substantive grant they awarded us to complete our facilities. Without their generosity and commitment to the community, this refurbishment just would not have happened. Thank you very much Biffa Award for investing in our young people and investing in our community.”
Rachel Maidment, Biffa Award Grants Manager, said: “Sometimes a relatively small grant can make a huge difference to an organisation, like in the case of 306th Manchester Scouts. We are privileged to be able to fund the refurbishment of the building to benefit the whole community.”