Ongo has made £20,000 available to local community groups, which it hopes will help local people who have been hardest hit by the pandemic.
Half of the £20,000 will be put toward for projects in Westcliff, and the other half will be awarded to groups in North Lincolnshire.
Ongo says that, whether it’s a local boxing club, dance group, resident association, sports club or another community focused group, as long as they’re based in North Lincolnshire, they can to apply.
Kerry Copson, Community Development manager at Ongo, said: “We’re so excited to be able to bring back our community grants again for 2021.
“We know 2020 was extremely tough for so many people, families, and community groups, which is why we’re pleased to be able to offer a share of £20k to support groups in our area.
“We’ve seen so many examples of community spirit and local groups looking out for one another throughout the pandemic, and we hope this money will be a bit of a helping hand to some of those groups.”
The judging panel, which will decide which groups receive funding, will comprise Ongo colleagues and tenants.
James Main, Ongo Communities board member, said: “A big part of what we do here at Ongo is supporting projects aiming to improve local communities. There is so much amazing work going on, so it’s brilliant we have this funding available to help make our area an even better place to live.
“I can’t wait to take a look at all the entries as they come in, and I know I will be as amazed as ever at the variety of work happening.
“It’s great that we can award funds to some of our smaller voluntary groups as well as the main stream groups as these funds we know can really make a direct difference in our local communities.”
Local groups are encouraged to apply for the funding by submitting a short video of no more than four minutes, to explain what the money would be spent on, and how it will benefit local people.
Groups can apply from 1 January 2021 and they have until 29 January 2021 to submit their entries. They can apply for up to £2,000 and their entry video must meet the following criteria:
• Must be a community group based in North Lincolnshire
• A not for profit group
• Must be constituted and have your own bank account
Successful groups will be announced in March 2021.
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