Community First Funding – How should it be spent in South East Holderness?
|December 5, 2012||Filled under Community, Consultation, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Events, Funding, South East Holderness|
THE COMMUNITY FIRST Panel wants to hear from local communities to find out how they think community funding should be spent in South East Holderness to improve the area.
The South East Holderness ward area is developing a community plan which will help to support communities make long-term plans and prepare for the future. To help produce the community plan, residents’ views are needed about what they think the area needs to help support the community.
Members of the Community First panel will be at the Withernsea Aldi Store, Queen Street, on Tuesday 11th December 2012, from 9am to 1pm, at the Staying Safe event for the run up to Christmas to hear your views.
The Community First programme helps communities come together to identify their strengths and local priorities in order to plan for their future and become more resilient. It will fund both new and existing community groups.
The South East Holderness ward has been awarded £33,910 over four years to March 2015 to fund community projects.
The priorities for the Community First funding in South East Holderness are;
- Increase the range of activities available for young people
- Increase support for older people
- Improve the health, wellbeing and welfare of residents
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. Funding was used 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 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 buy equipment to promote the benefits of breastfeeding to new mums.
Friends of the Hut, Adventure Playground
grant awarded £ 2,500.
To enhance and expand the range of activities available to young people (aged 0 to 18) and families at the Hut.
Panel Member Councillor Arthur Hodgson said: “We are still looking for more projects to come forward which will strengthen and support the local community.”
For more information and how to apply please telephone: Jayne Nendick 01964 615190 or Janet Murray, tel. 01964 535632, or on mobile 07876 444751. Please mention where you found the information – note from Editor.