New cultural community centre planned to open in Scunthorpe

Council News
11:27, Monday, 13th May 2024

Scunthorpe town is the latest in the line of communities set to benefit from a large cash injection from the Government.

The Bangladesh Welfare Association North Lincolnshire have secured £40,000, of a £75,000 total project cost, from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, to help transform an empty building on Ferry Road in Scunthorpe, into a vital community centre for local residents.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) is part of the government’s levelling up agenda enabling investment in people and communities.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “This community project is exactly what the Government funding is for as it continues to enable us to directly shape North Lincolnshire’s exciting future and build pride in our communities.

“It is another great example of a local organisation being provided with a fantastic opportunity to enhance their local community, provide more opportunities, and help improve the lives of others.

“It will provide social, educational, cultural and mental health benefits to thousands of residents within the Scunthorpe community, and I am looking forward to seeing the new community centre brought to life.”

Once the new centre is completed there are plans for a varied and jam-packed timetable that will cater for all local residents, including:

Youth clubs
Parent and baby groups
Craft workshops
Cultural celebrations
Financial support and advice
Interpreting and translation services
Social groups
Winter warmth drop-in
English classes

Plus, much more and will complement the existing CrosbyOne Centre.

For more information on community grant funding, go to our website.

Find out more about UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) on the Invest in North Lincolnshire website.