£10,000 up for grabs for community groups

£10,000 up for grabs for community groups

For the eleventh time, Ongo is encouraging local groups to apply for their share of £10,000 as part of their annual community grants project.

Since launching back in 2012, the project has supported more than 100 groups, and in total more than £120,000 has been donated.

Whether it’s a sports club, resident association, health and wellbeing initiative or another community focused group, as long as they meet the criteria, they’re welcome to apply.

Applications will be open from 1 February until 28 February 2023 and groups can apply for up to £2,000.

Entries must be made by submitting a short video to explain what the money would be spent on, and how it would support Ongo tenants and the wider community.

To apply, groups must be:

  • Based in areas where Ongo has tenants
  • A not for profit group
  • Constituted with a bank account

Kerry Copson, Community Development Manager at Ongo said: “We are delighted to be opening up our community grants again.

“I’ve been involved for many years and have seen first-hand the huge impact this money can have on small groups.

“We know the cost of living at the minute is very difficult and some groups are struggling to stay afloat. That’s why projects like these are so important and why we are so excited to be able to deliver it.”

We are with you, Warley Road Community Group, Broughton Scout Group, Keadby Juniors Football Club, Riddings ABC, Dale Park Football Club, Changing Lives Through Changing Minds, Bottesford Town Football Club, Crowle boxing club, Starlight Arts, Appleby Frodingham Swim Club, Kimberley Performing Arts, HALMA and Gooch Judo Kwai all benefitted from last year’s project.

Kim, founder of Kimberley Performing Arts Centre commented: “We were awarded a huge £1,000, which went towards portable equipment.

“We teach people from two, to over 80 years of age, and are so proud to be one of many fantastic community groups in the area.”

There will be a judging panel to decide which groups receive funding, made up of Ongo Board members, colleagues and tenants. Successful groups will be announced in April 2023.

For more info about the project, or to apply head to: www.ongo.co.uk/communitygrants.

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