The South East Holderness ward has been awarded £33,910 over four years to March 2015 to fund community projects.
People will be encouraged to give time, expertise and resources towards the projects they identify in their areas. The government will match these pound for pound, helping to stimulate local action towards meeting community needs.
The programme will help 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.
Community First Neighbourhood Matched Fund is an initiative that provides local communities with the means to address their own priorities.
It is a matched fund programme, which means that every £1 provided in funding must be matched by a similar amount of in-kind donations (this means donations of cash, services, free products or volunteer time).
The South East Holderness Community First Panel will decide upon projects for funding in the Ward. The panel is made up of eight members who represent a sample of the local community, including public sector, private sector and voluntary/community sector. Being a panel member is voluntary and no individual can be paid for their work on the panel.
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
Panel member Councillor Arthur Hodgson said: “This is a needed fund in the area and we are looking for projects to come forward which will strengthen and support the local community.”
The first round is now open and the deadline is 12th April 2012.
For more information and how to apply, please visit the Community First website.
Community First - Holderness (external website)
Tel: Jayne Nendick (01964) 615190 or Janet Murray, tel: (01964) 535632.