Time Out Group (North West)

Registered Charity Number: 1161863

New Year, New Premises and more funding!

Date Posted: 08 Jan 2017

Salli Ward, Time Out Group Manager, and the Trustees have been hard at work over the past few months to bring some exciting new changes to Time Out Group.


For some time now, the members have been asking for a permanent site where some activities could take place, which they could use to meet with each other and increase their independence and involvement in the local community. This would also offer opportunities for volunteering, work placement, advice and member development. The members decided that this project, and the premises, should be called “Together”.


Time Out Group have now signed a lease agreement for some premises at The Paddock in Handforth which we will move into in January 2017. Salli has also been very busy writing grants, with Time Out Group being awarded funds from “Awards for All”, part of the Big Lottery Fund, specifically for running the “Together” project. We will be busy in January decorating these premises with our members and we will then arrange a grand opening with plenty of fanfare. We would welcome any help from the local community with paint, furniture or decorations for these premises.

In addition, we have also been awarded a further £2908 towards the TOGether project from Cheshire East Council. This was awarded to Time Out Group through a Participatory Budgeting event organised by the council where the public got to vote on a number local health related projects after watching 3 minute presentations from each project. Salli, Bharat and David performed a great presentation which resulted in Time Out Group receiving the most votes and the full amount of funding requested! Well done! What a great start to 2017!