Jared is delighted to see funding secured for exciting projects in Hallam.

The Aviva Community Fund, which offers financial support to hundreds of worthy causes all across the UK, recently announced the community projects which had been awarded funding. In total 592 projects secured financial support and this includes two in Sheffield Hallam.

Lydgate Infant School in Crookes has been awarded up to £5,000 to invest in the latest hand-held technology to support its 360 pupils. Meanwhile, Crookes Community Farm has also secured £5,000 for a new aquaponics setup. This will allow the farm to operate a hybrid agriculture system that combines traditional practices of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (plant growth without soil).

The Aviva fund will return later in the year and project organisers are encouraged to register now via the Aviva website.

Jared has said:

“I was absolutely thrilled to hear that two innovative projects in my constituency have been awarded funding from the Aviva Community Fund. I would like to put on record my sincere gratitude to Aviva for the work they have done and continue to do in support of worthy causes up and down the UK.

“I have no doubt the extra funding will be put to great use and I cannot wait to see the results. Aviva will be holding a Parliamentary reception for the winners in March"

Jacob Millen-Bamford