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Review: AGM 2018

Image of two ladies laughingOur thirteenth Annual General Meeting took place on 13th September at the Gujurat Hindu Centre on South Meadow Lane. 

Alongside the AGM, attendees got to learn about the work of our teams, were treated to great food, raffle prizes, and chose the winners of the 2018 AGM Community Fund Awards.

The event was a huge success with over 160 people in attendance, including 92 members of the Association.Image of two people looking at some design work

Thank you to all of our tenants and members who attend the event and voted.

To read all of the answers from our Directors Question Time panel at the event, head over to our AGM page to see what they had to say!


AGM Community Fund 2018

At this year’s AGM, members had the opportunity to vote on community projects they wanted Gateway to support across four categories: Environmental, Health and Wellbeing, Performing Arts and Equality and Diversity.

Winners received £2,000 towards their project and runners up received £250.


Environmental Project

Winner: Let’s Grow PrestonLets Grow Preston receiving their award

Let’s Grow Preston bid to build an outdoor kitchen at Grange Community Gardens from which they will run cook and eat sessions with local people and utilise excess crops from local allotment sites.  

Runners Up: Larches and Savick Community Association Oaktree Gardens Project, Grange School Armistice Memorial Garden.


Equality and Diversity Project

Winner: Friends of Winckley Square Friends of Winckley Square receiving their award

The Friends of Winckley Square bid to deliver a programme of family walks in Winckley Square and will bring to life the diverse stories of people who lived around the square with follow up activities delivered through their website.

Runners Up: Afghan Community Association publicity project, The Windrush Group men’s health survey project.


Performing Arts Project

Winner: Preston Caribbean Carnival Preston Caribbean Carnival receiving their award.

Preston Caribbean Carnival bid to create two new dance troupes for the ages 8-14 and 15-18 focussing on the City Centre and Ribbleton areas with the new troupes taking part in Carnivals in Preston and beyond in Summer 2019.

Runners Up: Meladrama, Cacophany Arkestra


Health and Wellbeing Project

Winner: Dig In Dig In receiving their award.

Dig In has set up a new carpentry workshop, and their project will deliver a series of carpentry workshops for local community members with a celebration event at the end of the project to enable participants to showcase their finished articles.

Runners Up: Ascension Community Pantry, Ribbleton Bike Revival Get Cycling project.