Grants awarded to Wilmslow Albion and Friends of the Carrs

Photograph of Wilmslow Town Council Chairman with Wilmslow Albion representatives and funding cheque

Two new Community Grants have been awarded by Wilmslow Town Council, to Friends of the Carrs and Wilmslow Albion Football Club.

Friends of the Carrs – a group of volunteers committed to the maintenance and improvement of the Carrs Park to the benefit of the local community - has received £157 to fund their insurance costs. The insurance will cover their numerous activities in the Carrs, such as litter picking, control of invasive species, river bank maintenance, tree planting and grass cutting.

Wilmslow Albion Football Club – one of Cheshire’s oldest active football clubs, based on Styal Road - has received £1,625 towards site maintenance. The funding will be used towards the costs of the maintenance of trees that overhang the pitch and are a potential risk to players and spectators, and interventions to improve grass growth and prevent waterlogging.

Wilmslow Town Council Chairman, Frank McCarthy, said of the grants, “It is a pleasure to support local groups which encourage people to spend time outdoors.
Wilmslow Town Council has funded a wide variety of community projects this financial year and we look forward to considering further Community Grant requests from April 2023.”

To learn more about Friends of the Carrs or Wilmslow Albion Football Club, please visit their websites:

Further Community Grant requests will be considered by Wilmslow Town Council from April 2023.
For more information about the grants available, please visit:

Top photograph: Wilmslow Town Council Chairman, Frank McCarthy, with Danny Smith and Alex Metcalfe from Wilmslow Albion.

Body photograph: Wilmslow Town Council Chairman, Frank McCarthy, with Ian Baillie from Friends of the Carrs, with one of the two memorial oaks planted by Friends of the Carrs for the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth.