Community groups to benefit from £100,000 funding

More than £100,000 has been awarded to community projects throughout the borough in the latest round of grants from the Gateshead Thrive Fund.

The fund supports new and existing groups and organisations based or working in Gateshead and delivering activities and services for the benefit of local people.

Funding is available to support business and financial planning; the development of new ways of working, capacity building activity, including staff, volunteer and management committee training; and the costs of asset transfers.

Thirteen applications were recommended for approval in round 2 of the 2018/19 fund totalling £109,157. A further £4,400 in sporting grants has been allocated to 19 individuals through the talented athlete scheme.

Councillor Linda Green, Cabinet Member for Communities and Volunteering, said: "Gateshead Council is committed to supporting and maintaining a vibrant voluntary and community sector in the borough. Through the Thrive Fund the Council is able to invest in and support the growth and development of these organisations.

"We have pledged to make Gateshead a place where everyone thrives and we ask organisations to demonstrate in their application how their activities support our aim.

"We're delighted to recommend 13 organisations receive funding in this round and look forward to seeing how that money will benefit Gateshead residents in the future." 

This year 24 organisations have been supported through the main fund with grants totalling £220,000. A further £25,600 has been awarded through the Community Fund to smaller groups with applications up to £1,500.

Details on funding for the next financial year will be announced in early April.

Round 2 approved applications

 

Organisation

Project

Amount recommended

Chopwell Community Association

Chopwell community led youth work

£9,554

Northern Pride Events Ltd.

Growing Pride in Gateshead

£10,000

Gateshead and Whickham A.S.C.

Building for the future

£10,000

Friends of Chopwell Park

Chopwell BMX/Pump Track

£2,383

Skills 4 Work (Gateshead) Limited

Preparing for growth

£9,705

Elgin Community Kitchen CIC

ElGain - allowing volunteers to meet their full potential

£4,081

New Vision Training

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) supported Peer Led Partnership Training

£9,980

Kittiwake Trust

Improving Literacy levels in East Gateshead

£10,000

Gateshead Harriers and Athletics Club

Equipment to improve standards and community engagement

£9,984

Swalwell Juniors Under 7s Football Club

Training newly recruited trustees and volunteers and equipment

£7,470

Zayis Raanon

Moving Forward: development of strategic and funding plan

£6,000

Warriors Community Project

Community centre heating project

£10,000

St Chad's Community Project      

Steps to future success

£10,000

 

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21 February 2019

More than £100,000 has been awarded to community projects throughout the borough in the latest round of grants from the Gateshead Thrive Fund.

The fund supports new and existing groups and organisations based or working in Gateshead and delivering activities and services for the benefit of local people.

Funding is available to support business and financial planning; the development of new ways of working, capacity building activity, including staff, volunteer and management committee training; and the costs of asset transfers.

Thirteen applications were recommended for approval in round 2 of the 2018/19 fund totalling £109,157. A further £4,400 in sporting grants has been allocated to 19 individuals through the talented athlete scheme.

Councillor Linda Green, Cabinet Member for Communities and Volunteering, said: "Gateshead Council is committed to supporting and maintaining a vibrant voluntary and community sector in the borough. Through the Thrive Fund the Council is able to invest in and support the growth and development of these organisations.

"We have pledged to make Gateshead a place where everyone thrives and we ask organisations to demonstrate in their application how their activities support our aim.

"We're delighted to recommend 13 organisations receive funding in this round and look forward to seeing how that money will benefit Gateshead residents in the future." 

This year 24 organisations have been supported through the main fund with grants totalling £220,000. A further £25,600 has been awarded through the Community Fund to smaller groups with applications up to £1,500.

Details on funding for the next financial year will be announced in early April.

Round 2 approved applications

 

Organisation

Project

Amount recommended

Chopwell Community Association

Chopwell community led youth work

£9,554

Northern Pride Events Ltd.

Growing Pride in Gateshead

£10,000

Gateshead and Whickham A.S.C.

Building for the future

£10,000

Friends of Chopwell Park

Chopwell BMX/Pump Track

£2,383

Skills 4 Work (Gateshead) Limited

Preparing for growth

£9,705

Elgin Community Kitchen CIC

ElGain - allowing volunteers to meet their full potential

£4,081

New Vision Training

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) supported Peer Led Partnership Training

£9,980

Kittiwake Trust

Improving Literacy levels in East Gateshead

£10,000

Gateshead Harriers and Athletics Club

Equipment to improve standards and community engagement

£9,984

Swalwell Juniors Under 7s Football Club

Training newly recruited trustees and volunteers and equipment

£7,470

Zayis Raanon

Moving Forward: development of strategic and funding plan

£6,000

Warriors Community Project

Community centre heating project

£10,000

St Chad's Community Project      

Steps to future success

£10,000

 

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