Funded activities

Crewe Town Council provides funding for various local initiatives and projects within the Crewe Town Boundary. Funded projects meet Crewe’s Community Plan objectives and fall within the following categories:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Arts and Culture
  • Civic and Community Pride
  • Aspirational Young People

Health and Wellbeing Projects

The Afternoon Club (run by the TTC Community Group)

The Afternoon Club in Crewe supports those within the Crewe community living with dementia and we provide funding for their sessions:
📌 St Mary’s Caritas Centre Crewe Delamere St, CW1 2JX
📅 Wednesday afternoons
⏰ 1-3pm
📞 Dawn 07488 285861 / Lynn 07580 097468

Bereavement Counselling Support (with the Dove Service)

The Dove Service is a specialist grief support charity who delivers a range of services, including 1:1 counselling for people of all ages, and group support. There is currently limited specialist grief support available in Crewe and this funding aims to address this gap in provision for those who are grieving.

To refer for FREE-to-access counselling support for bereavement, grief or loss, contact:
☎️ 01782 683153
📌 St Mary’s Caritas Centre, 65 Delamere Street, CW1 2JX

There is also an inclusive Dove Buddies group which provides a safe space for adults who want to connect with others following a significant loss:

📅 Every 4th Tuesday of the month
⏰ 10.30am
📌 Park Life Cafe, Queens Park, Crewe, CW2 7SE

Dove Service flyer

Chance Changing Lives

We support Chance Changing Lives with funding towards their Community Pantry/Food Bank and Dignity Project. Their Saturday Kitchen (4 – 5.30pm) gives homeless people a chance to enjoy a hot meal and a few hours of normality. The Community Pantry (Mon – Fri, 8.30 – noon) gives those struggling to make ends meet the chance to provide for their families. They also run a Holiday Hunger initiative to give parents the chance to feed their children during the school holidays.

📌 11 – 13 Coronation Crescent, Crewe, CW1 4EJ
☎️ 01270 211000
📧 [email protected]

Photograph of people preparing food in a large kitchen

Credit: Chance Changing Lives

Male Mental Health Bushcraft sessions (with Wilderness Tribe)

Crewe Town Council has partnered with wilderness therapy organisation the Wilderness Tribe to deliver innovative nature-based mental health support within the town over a three year period. This is the second year of the project.

The “Bushcraft and Brews” sessions use bushcraft and nature as a way of building emotional intelligence, self-esteem and a sense of community. Through the setting in nature and proven therapeutic approaches, the activities aim to tackle mental health issues, social isolation and burnout.

Attendees learn basic fire-making, how to use tools, build a shelter and campfire cooking in a friendly and supportive woodland environment with qualified practitioners.

How can Crewe residents access the support?

From 3rd August 2023:

📅 The first Thursday of every month
⏰ 10am – 12.30
📌 Apollo Wood, Buckingham Health Sciences Campus, Crewe Green Road, CW1 5DU

Places can be booked here.

Wilderness Tribe group in the woods image

Credit: Wilderness Tribe

Pop Up in the Parks (with Everybody Health and Leisure)

Crewe Town Council leads a three year partnership with Everybody Health and Leisure to develop and deliver a series of health and wellbeing activities within Crewe parks as part of a “Pop Up in the Parks” project. This is the second year of the project.

The aim is to use the green spaces in our local parks to hold free fitness and wellbeing classes for residents that are accessible for everyone and that help to tackle social isolation and improve physical and mental wellbeing.

Everybody Health and Leisure is a leading local provider that improves people’s lives through physical activity and healthy recreation. They run 16 leisure facilities, including Crewe Lifestyle Centre, and various health and wellbeing schemes and initiatives. Three one-hour classes will be held in various locations each week between mid-June to mid-September each year for the next three years.

The classes are delivered by experienced coaches and all safeguarding checks are in place.

How can people take part?

The drop-in sessions are FREE for Crewe residents. No charge, just turn up.

📌 Where will the activities take place?

The programme will start again shortly for 2024.

The activities take place in local parks throughout Crewe, for more information about these classes in the community, including a class timetable, please click here.

Yoga Everybody Health and Leisure

Credit: Everybody Leisure

Sowing Seeds for Mental Health (Wishing Well)

Crewe Town Council awarded three years of funding to the Wishing Well Supported Adults Service to expand their “Sowing Seeds for Mental Health” project. This is the second year of the project.

Last year, 3 raised flower beds were designed and used to plant herbs which would then be used in cooking sessions. After a successful trial, the project has been expanded and a raised decking area has been installed at the George’s Community Centre and 5 new accessible raised beds have been built.

The funding from Crewe Town Council enables a further 20+ adults with additional needs (and their carers) to participate in the project. They will be sowing seeds, nurturing plants and using the healthy fruits and vegetables in food preparation. This project will help attendees reduce stress and anxiety and promote wellbeing in a safe outdoor environment!

WW Supported Adults Service photo

Credit: Wishing Well

St Paul’s Centre Foodbank

We provide funding to the St Paul’s Centre Food Bank, which serves people living in the CW1 & CW2 areas in Crewe.
To find out how to get support (and the referral needed) visit:
➡ www.stpaulscentre.org.uk/food or call ☎️ 01270 586186
📌 Hightown, Crewe, CW1 3BY
Last year, St Paul’s Centre provided crisis food parcels to 1,462 households, 46% of which were new service users.
Photograph of the St Paul's Centre sign

St Andrew’s and St Peter’s

We support St Andrew’s and St Peter’s Churches with their Lunch Crewe activities in the school holidays. Families can go along to their sessions for a FREE hot or cold lunch for children and take part in family fun activities.
📌 St Andrew’s Church, Bedford Street, CW2 6LE
📌 St Peter’s Church, Earle Street, CW1 2AF
A cartoon of children holding a sign saying "Lunch Crewe"

Wishing Well Friendship Group

Wishing Well runs  twice weekly friendship clubs at their Jubilee House premises to help combat social isolation and loneliness. Attendees are welcomed with a smile and a cup of tea before taking part in an activity and enjoying a two-course meal.

📅  Wednesdays and Fridays
⏰ 11am – 1.30pm
📌 Jubilee House, St Paul’s St, Crewe CW1 2QA

 

Arts and Culture

Circus Starr Accessible Big Top and Theatre Performances

Circus Starr is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company in the process of becoming a charity. They are the only UK touring circus to bring accessible Big Top and children’s variety performances to everybody, no matter what obstacles they may face.

We have provided Circus Starr with funding to put on two performances of their relaxed and inclusive children’s variety show, offering up to 600 vulnerable and isolated children and families from the Crewe area the chance to experience and enjoy all that a live circus-themed show has to offer!

📅 Monday 3rd June 2024 (two performances)
📌 Nantwich Civic Hall, Market Street, Nantwich, CW5 5DG

Children will be invited from local organisations including The Wishing Well Project, Cheshire Buddies, Hopes & Beams, Cheshire East Carers (and many others) to enjoy the show!

 

Photograph of a circus in a big top with bright coloured lights and performers

Credit: Circus Starr

Civic and Community Pride

CANTA – Crewe & Nantwich Twinning Association

Crewe is twinned with Macon in France, Bischofsheim in Germany and Dzierżoniów in Poland.

In 2023/24 we funded Crewe & Nantwich Twinning Association (CANTA) to arrange a visit from guests in Macon (France) to Crewe.

Guests met The Mayor, went to the Bentley showroom and visited Cheshire College South & West before being received at the Municipal Building.

We hope to build on this and are in talks with CANTA about what’s next!

240227 Macon Visitors #0002

Aspirational Young People

Crucial Crewe event (with Child Safety Media and Cheshire Police)

This event aims to teach children about important issues that are often overlooked by the curriculum, such as personal safety, Internet safety, rail and road safety, electricity safety, mental health and emotional wellbeing, healthy living and drug and alcohol awareness.

This annual event reaches approximately 1,000 Year 6 pupils (10-11-year-olds), raising their awareness of some of the threats and dangers they may experience in their day-to-day lives, in a fun, interactive and enjoyable way.

The event was last held in October 2023 at Crewe Alexandra FC’s Mornflake Stadium and will run again in 2024.

 

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