We've awarded £15,000 to community groups

We have awarded 17 community groups a share of £15,000 through our first ever winter Community Grants project.

Each year we launch the project, with £20,000 already donated in May this year, and over £120,000 since it began.

This year however, it’s the first time we’ve launched a winter specific project, in the hope of helping groups that offer warm spaces, activities and events, food support or anything that benefits local people through the colder months.

Applicants submitted bids for up to £1,000, explaining how they would spend the money and how it would benefit the local community. It was open to any area that we have homes.

The successful groups were:

  • 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

Kerry Copson, Community Development Manager at Ongo said: “We are delighted and extremely privileged to award more groups with a grant, which will impact the lives of so many, especially throughout the winter months.”

Serna from Hygiene Bank in Doncaster said, “Every single request in the last month was for laundry detergent and it’s our least donated product. Spending our £1000 grant on this means we’ll be able to support more households in Ongo areas experiencing hygiene poverty over the winter period.”

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.”