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Cash for community projects to help Gateshead thrive

More than £114,000 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 can be used to support business with 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.

Twelve applications recommended for 2019/20 funding totalling £114,265 were approved by the Council's Cabinet.

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 12 organisations receive funding in this round and look forward to seeing how that money will benefit Gateshead residents in the future." 

In addition to the Main Thrive Fund, since April last year, £16,543 has been awarded to 11 organisations through the Thrive Community Grant Programme which provides small grants of up to £2,000. Those benefiting include the 1st Winlaton Scout group who received £1,250 towards new camping equipment and a new nature club for young children set up by the Friends of Watergate Park received £1,360.

A further £8,800 has been allocated to young talented Gateshead athletes to help with training costs and support them to compete in major events.

2019/20 approved applications

 

Organisation

Project

Funding allocation

Friends of Felling Park and Town Centre

Purchasing a new mower and equipment for the maintenance of the bowling green

£10,000

Gateshead Autism Group

Salary costs for a part time project co-ordinator

£9,710

Samaritans of Tyneside

Branded promotional materials

£3,120

Northern Shape t/a Equal Arts

Reviewing, documenting and redesigning dementia training

£9,800

Felling Volunteer Library

Development, training, premises lease and service charges for the library

£10,000

Green Horizons NE

Running costs for the 'Buzzing Garden' - a volunteer and training programme in Saltwell Park, Gateshead

£10,000

Soundroom Community Music Project

Salary costs for a part time volunteer co-ordinator, business planning and development

£10,000

Age UK Gateshead

Purchase and replace 15 existing computers

£8,640

Northern Roots

Training for staff and board members and purchasing computer equipment

£10,000

Blue Cabin CIC

Developing and delivering 'Life Story Work' to care experienced children and young people in Gateshead

£7,995

The Millin Charity

Running costs for creating a 12-hour enterprise offer for Gateshead women

£15,000

Comfrey Project CIO

Salary costs for an Administration & Finance Officer

£10,000

 

 

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23 January 2020

More than £114,000 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 can be used to support business with 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.

Twelve applications recommended for 2019/20 funding totalling £114,265 were approved by the Council's Cabinet.

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 12 organisations receive funding in this round and look forward to seeing how that money will benefit Gateshead residents in the future." 

In addition to the Main Thrive Fund, since April last year, £16,543 has been awarded to 11 organisations through the Thrive Community Grant Programme which provides small grants of up to £2,000. Those benefiting include the 1st Winlaton Scout group who received £1,250 towards new camping equipment and a new nature club for young children set up by the Friends of Watergate Park received £1,360.

A further £8,800 has been allocated to young talented Gateshead athletes to help with training costs and support them to compete in major events.

2019/20 approved applications

 

Organisation

Project

Funding allocation

Friends of Felling Park and Town Centre

Purchasing a new mower and equipment for the maintenance of the bowling green

£10,000

Gateshead Autism Group

Salary costs for a part time project co-ordinator

£9,710

Samaritans of Tyneside

Branded promotional materials

£3,120

Northern Shape t/a Equal Arts

Reviewing, documenting and redesigning dementia training

£9,800

Felling Volunteer Library

Development, training, premises lease and service charges for the library

£10,000

Green Horizons NE

Running costs for the 'Buzzing Garden' - a volunteer and training programme in Saltwell Park, Gateshead

£10,000

Soundroom Community Music Project

Salary costs for a part time volunteer co-ordinator, business planning and development

£10,000

Age UK Gateshead

Purchase and replace 15 existing computers

£8,640

Northern Roots

Training for staff and board members and purchasing computer equipment

£10,000

Blue Cabin CIC

Developing and delivering 'Life Story Work' to care experienced children and young people in Gateshead

£7,995

The Millin Charity

Running costs for creating a 12-hour enterprise offer for Gateshead women

£15,000

Comfrey Project CIO

Salary costs for an Administration & Finance Officer

£10,000

 

 

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