Thousands awarded to community projects

Community Advice and Support
09:20, Friday, 8th April 2022

Local community groups and projects in Scawby, Kirton and Messingham have welcomed a recent wave of cash that will turn their project dreams into reality.

Scawby Parish Council envisioned a new Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) within the community that would benefit all residents, especially young adults. The development will give residents a facility to engage in physical activity and improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Since being awarded a substantial £38,295 from the council’s community grant funding pot they set straight to work and have brought their project to life and the new MUGA is situated on West Street, behind the primary school.

The MUGA facility offers a wide range of sporting opportunities, such as football, basketball and netball and will encourage an active lifestyle.

Girlguiding group 1st Scawby Rainbows have secured £286 which will go towards paying for the premises where they meet. This is the youngest section of Girlguiding and is for five-to-seven-year-olds.

The Rainbows unit is the base starting point for young girls in the community to develop and explore new adventures, be creative, have fun, learn new skills, and challenge themselves in a safe environment. It also provides an opportunity to join in the wider community and help others.

St Hybald’s Church Hall in Hibaldstow have been awarded £1,900 from the community grant fund to fulfil their operational needs and expand their community offer with the power of technology.

The awarded money will result in the purchase of a range of IT equipment such as a laptop, camera, microphone and 4G internet.

This will enable community groups to keep connected and expand their audience by being able to offer a mixed approach, with both physical and virtual meets.

Last year’s MessFest21 was able to take place thanks to community grant funding and resulted in them being awarded £8,000. The one-day community event brought people together and helped kick start the community in their recovery from the difficult times endured by all during the pandemic.

Kirton Town Council have been awarded a cash windfall of £30,000 to invest in new playground equipment.

The funding will see the removal of the old equipment that was previously installed in 2004 and a complete renovation of the area with new play equipment installed.

This will give residents a safe place to take their children to play and encourage families to spend time together outdoors and be active, as well as increasing visitors from neighbouring areas.

For more information go to the community funds and grants page on our website.