COMMUNITY FIRST is a pot of funding aimed at improving and strengthening communities in the South East Holderness Ward area. Community First Holderness received £33,910 to spend on community projects until March 2015.
It is a matched fund programme, which means that for every £1 provided in funding, a similar amount of in-kind donations (this means donations of cash, services, free products or volunteer time) must also be provided.
The Holderness Vikings Junior Rugby Club from Keyingham were the first group to receive funding through the programme in May/June 2012 to help sustain the Club by training volunteers and purchasing new equipment.
Since then, the following Withernsea-based groups have been successful in obtaining funding:
The Hush Centre
Grant Awarded £1,143
The project will provide a free, confidential sexual health service 12 hours per week (Mon, Wed & Fri 12-2pm and 3-5pm), open to all 13-19 year olds.
Withernsea Army Cadet Force
Grant Awarded £1,725
The funding will buy equipment to enable young people to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Grant Awarded £534
The funding will assist the group to purchase equipment to promote the benefits breastfeeding to new mums.
You can find out more about Community First at their dedicated website.