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Scouts take September Award

The 2nd Chelmsford Scouts secured 237 votes to win the September Grand Award of £750. Chelmsord Amateur Boxing Club came a worthy second and will recieve £200.

Both groups will use their awards to improve facilities for members at their respective venues.

Other recent winner stories

Congratulations to Margaretting Village Hall

Margaretting scooped over half the votes to win the July Grand Award of £750.  The Canoe Club came a valiant second to receive £250.  Both groups intend to use their awards to improve facilities at their respective venues.  Well done to you both.

Galleywood Festival Win June £750

Galleywood Festival received 45% of the votes cast to win the June Grand Award.  The runners up prize of £200 goes to the Rainbow Twirlers. Congratulations to both our winners.

A close May vote sees COADS come out on top

The Chelmsford Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society win the May Grand Award by just 3 votes!  They plan to put the £750 award towards staging their next production: Jesus Christ Superstar. 

A very creditable second place, and £200, goes to the Danbury Players.  They also intend to spend their award on their next show: Return to the Forbidden Planet.




344 people cast their vote at 'We Are Chelmsford' event.

An amazing 344 people visited our stall last Friday to cast their vote and help choose our special event Grand Award winner.  

All three groups tookt the time to attend and worked hard to canvas the public and spread the word about their groups acitivities.  The 3 groups that took part were: Hanningfield Sailability; The Stroke Club for Mid Essex and Chelmsford Community Support Centre.

A refreshed Grand Awards Scheme goes live on 1st April

From the 1st of April Chelmsford Grand Awards will look like this:

- Vote winner will recieve £750

- Runner up will received £200

- The third placed group will be reconsidered for the vote in 6 months

- Applications for core costs (running costs) as well as project funding will be accepted

- The scheme will be open from March through to November each year

We will be updating the website over the next few days.

Coppelia - The Magic Doll

In January 2013 the Chelmsford Ballet Company received £1000 from Chelmsford Grand Awards.  By March, when they presented Coppelia to the residents of Chelmsford, the company had used the money to restore and repair the spectacular scenery that was used throughout the production.  Part of the award was also used to purchase tutu net which allowed the company to replace ageing costumes. 

Marconi Ponds Open Day 18th May

The Marconi Ponds Activity Trail, partly funded by a Grand Award, was officially opened on the 18th of May.  The opening took place at the annual Marconi Ponds Open Day; a fun packed event that welcomed almost 200 visitors to the nature reserve.  

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Park Walks with Dementia Adventure

Dementia Adventure recently completed its 2012 summer programme of local park walks. 

These walks were made possible by the £1000 'grand award' Dementia Adventure won in the April Chelmsford Grand Awards public vote. 

189 people took part in a programme of 10 walks; at least 90 of those participating are people living with dementia.