Summer successes

The summer months saw an influx of successful grant applications for YouCan with a real mix of ideas coming through between July and September. Here’s a round-up of some of the projects that received funding – we look forward to hearing your idea that will help bring your community to life.   1444 (Brownhills) Squadron Air Cadets wind tunnel project Carolyn Sault got in touch to ask for £300 to go towards the cost of materials to build wind tunnels crucial to helping air cadets learn about the principles of flight – one of the main subjects taught to cadets. Carolyn said: “This is very difficult to teach without props. The cadets are also studying engineering and some will go into apprenticeships with the Royal Air Force and the civilian world. During the build the current cadets will not only learn manufacturing skills which they can take into their school and working life but the wind tunnels can then be used to teach future Air Cadets from our local community. A long-term benefit not only the squadron but for new recruits as they come through.” The overall costs of the project are £497.75 and the £300 will go a long way to paying for the wood screens and Perspex needed to create the four proposed wind tunnels. The remaining costs will be covered by parents who work within the construction and engineering industries who have offered to make up the short fall and provide some of the materials and tooling.   Chalk Project Clean Bedding For Kids is a project that takes donated clothing and bedding and passes it on to families who are in need in the Oswestry area. Wendy Keats applied to the fund [...]