Community groups receive more than £80,000 cash boost

Community Advice and Support
15:14, Wednesday, 27th September 2023

Local community groups have welcomed funding for projects to carry out improvement work and support people to make their dreams a reality.

Scunthorpe Bowls Club has undergone a transformation thanks to a new bowls club house that has been provided and fitted out using the £60,000 Community Grant Fund.

Membership of the club has already increased and there has been interest from the local community to hire the facility.

Refurbishments were carried out in the Community Hall at Crowle and Ealand Playing Fields after £9,000 funding was secured. The improved facilities will reduce the water and electricity usage and improve the facilities for users.

Broughton Cricket Club secured £8,416 to buy and install a new sprinkler system. This has increased the availability of the pitches and therefore increased the number of games that can be played.

Hibaldstow Cricket Club have been awarded £2,000 to buy an automatic bowling machine. The training experience of club members has already been improved and has opened up opportunities for first time batting experiences.

Brigg Live Arts were able to offer discounted tickets to their outdoor performance of Pride and Prejudice with the funding they secured of £1,000. Around 300 people of all ages attended.

The war memorial clock in Roxby has been repaired following Roxby Parish Council receiving £1,360. The weight cables have been replaced, making it more reliable for the whole community.

Popular dance groups, Steet Beat Elite and Street Beat Westcliff secured funding, £500 and £1,300 respectively, for costumes for dance productions and a once in a lifetime opportunity to be on TV for the Elite group. The groups provide inclusive opportunities for young people to fulfil their potential.

Belton Village Christmas Lights Committee received £1,000 to make the display even bigger than previous years. Positive feedback was received from the community.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“It is brilliant to see community groups benefitting from the Community Grant Fund and making a real difference to peoples’ lives. The money is part of a wider commitment to communities totalling hundreds of thousands of pounds. Groups like these are the heart of many communities, therefore it is important they are supported.”

Cllr Richard Hannigan, deputy leader of North Lincolnshire Council and cabinet member for adults, health, families and communities, is encouraging even more community groups to come forward and apply for a share of the funding. He said:

“What seems like a small amount of cash can be important to communities in helping them develop. The funding has been used for a whole host of projects including community gyms, parks, play areas and sports clubs – to name but a few.”

For more information on community funds and grant, visit the council website.