£15,000 up for grabs for community groups
For the thirteenth time, we are encouraging local groups to apply for their share of £15,000 as part of our annual community grants project.
Since launching back in 2012, the project has supported more than 100 groups, and in total more than £130,000 has been donated.
Whether it’s a sports club, resident association, health and wellbeing initiative or another community focused group, as long as they meet the criteria, they’re welcome to apply.
Applications will be open from 1 February until 29 February 2024 and groups can apply for up to £2,000.
Entries must be made by submitting a short video to explain what the money would be spent on, and how it would support our tenants and the wider community.
To apply, groups must be:
- Based in areas where we have tenants
- A not for profit group
- Constituted with a bank account
Kerry Copson, our Community Development Manager, said: “We’re so excited to be able to bring back our community grants again for 2024.
“Each year we seem to get even more amazing applications, which is just fantastic. We’re delighted knowing that the extra bit of funding will make a huge difference to the lives of local people, young and old.”
The Forge Project, Frodingham Community Association, Lincoln Court Social Committee, Fun Filled Days Community Interest Company, The Hygiene Bank Doncaster, Westcliff Warriors Football Club, North Lincs Sanctuary Group, Rubiks Inclusive Counselling & Interventions, Crosby JFC, Your Wellbeing, Waste not want not – Ashby, Friends of Kimberley Performing Arts, Connect Church Crosby, Brumby Community Association, Warley Road Community Group, Crosby One, A Perfect Day all benefitted from last year’s project.
Steve from Warley Road Community Group said, “The grant will make a big difference to people in our local community and will help towards our fun Christmas and winter activities.”
Eileen from A Perfect Day said, “The grant means we can now hold our indoor event in Scunthorpe which will now benefit many people who usually can’t travel to us.”
There will be a judging panel to decide which groups receive funding, made up colleagues from around the business. Successful groups will be announced by the end of April.
For more information or how to apply, visit www.ongo.co.uk/communitygrants/