A total grant funding of £7,500 was approved in the 2022/23 budget.

Organisation/AwardeePurpose of fundingDate awardedGrant amount
Lymm May QueenTowards the running costs of the 2022 event.June 2022£2,500
Lymm in BloomExpenditure costs to maintain a pleasant environment across the green spaces of Lymm for the benefit of residents and visitors.June 2022£1,320
Lymm Artists GroupTowards venue hire and insurance costs to display their exhibition during Lymm Festival.June 2022£234
Lymm and District Round TableTowards village hall hire costs to stage the annual fundraising beer festival.July 2022£980
Lymm FestivalVenue hire and running costs.September 2022£1,554
Lymm Sanctuary HubTowards the Lymm Community Gardens project.November 2022£2,158.60
Lymm Dickensian FestivalPromote the event, pay for entertainers in the parade and event running costs such as insurance.November 2022£3,500
Lymm Twin Town SocietyPay for a Civic reception.December 2022£1,250
Lymm Swimming ClubAdditional teacher support in rebuilding confidence in child swimmers post Covid 19.January 2023£1,040
RBL Poppy AppealVenue hire for thank you event.February 2023£70
Lymm Chamber MusicRunning costs towards Lymm Chamber Music Weekend.February 2023£250

Lymm Chamber Music were awarded a £250 grant in February 2023.

We were very proud of our first series of events. We received great feedback about both the quality of the performances and that such events were taking place in  Lymm, many expressing that they look forward to more of our events in the future.

Our first community music event, ‘Music in the Library’, succeeded in attracting an audience that was above our target number and being of wide-ranging age demographic including young children. This included some audience members for whom it was their first experience of live classical music. The musicians delivered an engaging performance which received excellent feedback. We we’re also extremely happy to have fostered a good relationship with Livewire and Lymm Library who expressed their willingness to work with us again for more community events.

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Music In The Library

The music workshop had to be postponed to April owing to unforeseen collisions
with the exams at Lymm High School, however this has given us time to extend the invitation to other local schools and musical organisations (such as Warrington Youth Orchestra) who have expressed students willingness to take part. We are pleased to make this workshop wider-reaching and the members of the Aestus String Quartet (who will be delivering the workshop) are thrilled to be working with more young and talented musicians. We will happily provide another statement and any photographs to Lymm Parish Council after this event.

Moving forward as an organisation, we will be implementing new committee
initiatives that we have taken from these events including tickets at different price brackets as an aid to accessibility, a system to pre-book tickets, and liaising with the Musical Education Groups at the Royal Northern College of Music with the idea of bringing musical events and workshops into our local schools. We are also pleased to be hosting an ‘outsider event’ at Lymm Festival.

Rebecca Hall
Secretary, Lymm Chamber Music

Lymm Twin Towns were awarded a £1,250 grant in December 2022.

I am writing, on behalf of the Society, to thank you again for very generously awarding us this grant. Thank you.

I am also writing to report on how the monies were used.

As stated in the application, these funds were primarily utilised to finance the Civic Reception – welcoming our French visitors from our Twin Town of Meung-sur-Loire. As a Society, we were already funding visits to Houghton Tower, Bridgewater RHS and the dinner at Groobarbs Field Kitchen (plus some smaller events), and this cost over £4,500. So, the grant meant we were still able to fund the Civic Reception.

We hosted the event at Lymm Hall, which is owned by one of our members – Mr Kit Knowles. It proved to be an excellent venue as the weather was atrocious and we held the reception indoors. Wines were sourced from the local Majestic store and canapes were sourced from The Terrace. Thus, we hope we fulfilled the requirement that grant monies should provide benefit for the local community.

The welcoming address was given by Councillor Bob Barr, who as the Chairman of the Council, is the de-facto President of the Society. Bob spoke both in French and English. Invites were also made to the MP and Mayor, but neither were able to attend due to alternative arrangements.

The feedback we received from our French guests was excellent and they appreciated the high standard of food and drinks provided.

John Bamforth
Treasurer, Lymm Twin Towns

Lymm in Bloom Planter

Lymm in Bloom Planter