Major cash boost for local communities

Community Advice and Support
12:33, Thursday, 18th March 2021

North Lincolnshire Council has awarded grants to local organisations that will bring positive change to the area.

The money, from the Community Grant Fund, will go towards a variety of projects to make our communities safer and stronger.

Winterton Town Council have been awarded £30,000 towards the cost of redevelopment of the children’s play space on West Street.

Bottesford Town Football Club are to use a £4,549 grant towards the development of a youth squad to allow transition from children to adult teams. Currently there is a break in provision from 16 years to 18 years.

In Barrow, £600 will be used by the Better Barrow group to provide visitor information boards and leaflets following the installation of the John Harrison statue in Barrow Market Place.

Changing Lives through Changing Minds has been awarded £13,600 towards building log cabins that will be used as therapy rooms for individuals and family group sessions.

The community organisation uses various therapies to support children, young people and families.

The Forge Project in Scunthorpe will be able to renovate its kitchen, dining room and other rooms thanks to a £50,000 grant, as well as potentially provide emergency overnight spaces.

The Forge is a safe space for the homeless and vulnerable, offering them emotional and physical support and helping them towards a more positive future.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, welcomed the latest round of awards.

“There is a strong community spirit in North Lincolnshire, with people eager to step up and put something back into the area and its people. North Lincolnshire Council is proud to support this.

“It is fantastic that so much is being done to help young people and the vulnerable, as well as to bring tourism back to the area. By working together like this our communities will emerge renewed from the challenges of the past year.”

You can find out more about the community grant scheme, eligibility criteria and how to apply, on the community grant page on our website.