Big Funding across North Yorkshire keeps kids busy
12:01am 10th June 2012
The long summer holidays start next month, and while they can be heaven for children, they can be a headache for parents. Luckily groups across Yorkshire and the Humber are planning lots of activities to keep the kids busy, with a little help from some National Lottery good cause funding.
Some 62 groups are sharing nearly £500,000 of funding this month from the Big Lottery Fund's Awards for All programme, with several of the groups using their awards to provide fun activities for children and young people to enjoy.
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North Yorkshire and York funding:
Sowerby Nursery School
This is a project by a registered charity in Sowerby, North Yorkshire. The organisation will use funding to expand its nursery activities to cover lunch times and incorporate more play opportunities for children under 3. This will provide childcare provision over the lunchtime period that assists working parents and increased opportunities for young children to engage in play. £5,368
Friends of Pickhill School
This is a project by a registered charity in North Yorkshire. The organisation will use funding to deliver an intergenerational community project, including a street party, for the whole community. This will promote communication between generations and help reduce isolation. £6,990
The Friends of Jacob Smith Park
This is a project by a voluntary organisation in North Yorkshire. The organisation will use funding to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee in two key events with the first being a Big Lunch and the second being a planting of a wildlife corridor of native species along the boundary of the park. This will enable the community to come together and will also create a green space. £6,425
This is a project by a voluntary and community organisation in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. The organisation will use funding to provide woodwork workshops and create a website to promote the organisation for disabled people in the community, resulting in a nature trail. This will address the lack of community facilitates and opportunities for disabled people to interact and a lack opportunities to learn job related skills. £6,468
Advice North Yorkshire
This is a project by an incorporated charity in North Yorkshire. The organisation will use funding to build a website with e-mail portal and develop procedures and training on these procedures for a single assessment process across all members. This will enable the group to work smarter and increase their capacity to deal with increased beneficiary numbers in a more effective way. £8,298
Appleton le Street Parish Hall
This is a project by a voluntary organisation in North Yorkshire. The organisation will use funding to carry out kitchen improvements in the parish hall including insulating walls and installing new kitchen units. This will provide a kitchen facility fit for purpose and enable the hall to be used by community groups. £10,000
Barlby Community Primary School
This is a project by a registered charity in Selby, North Yorkshire. The organisation will use funding to create a wildlife area to include mixed species hedges, native wild flowers and insect homes, a bird feeding station and beds to grow plants and vegetables. This will develop the school grounds to provide a green space for the children and community to study wildlife and grow produce. £9,941
Sherburn High School
This is a project by a school in York. The group will use funding to carry out a feasibility study to establish the needs of the community. This will enable the school to establish how they can open up their facilities and amenities to accommodate the needs of their community. £5,000
Vale of York Environment Group
This is a project by a voluntary and community organisation in York. The organisation will use funding to manage a series of family nature walks and events to be delivered by BTCV in York. This will reduce isolation and enable integration among the families through outdoor activities. £9,875
Easingwold Methodist Church
This is a project by an exempt charity in York. The organisation will use funding to replace their church's presentation equipment and blinds for the wider community. This will provide improved facilities to encourage community groups, including disabled and older people, to use the church as a community facility. £6,931
Strensall with Towthorpe Parish Council
"This is a project by a parish council in Strensall, York. The organisation will use funding to erect fencing around the children's play area. This will enable them to increase the safety of children.
St Paul's Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
This is a project by a primary school in York. The organisation will use funding to develop a recently donated allotment plot into a community garden for children at the school and the wider community. This will enable opportunities for them to grow vegetables and learn about nature and the environment. £3,690
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