Community cash for worthy causes

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POTS of cash to help clubs and community groups across the Dearne have been allocated by Berneslai Homes.

A new 4U Community Grant funding stream was set up this year to enable community and voluntary groups in Barnsley to apply for grants of up to £300.

Berneslai Homes received over 70 applications from a wide variety of projects and awarded total funding of £2500 to 15 successful schemes.

Community engagement officer Gillian Totty said: “We are always looking for different ways to encourage communities to come together to share and celebrate their interests, experience and cultures. We hope this new funding stream will help these groups to achieve these aims.”

Among the 15 successful applicants are: Pilates for Health, Bolton on Dearne £50, Miracle, Bolton on Dearne £200, Little Hopefuls’ support group, Thurnscoe £300, Great Houghton Village Hall £180, Help for Homeless Soldiers, Royston £200, Hoyland Common Bowling Club £200.

Awards have also been announced for this year’s Berneslai Young Persons Funding Pot.

This allows young people’s groups to apply for grants of up to £300. Money awarded can be spent on trips, equipment, activities and community benefit projects. This year 57 groups applied for funding and among the 10 who were successful are: Ladywood Primary School Radio, Grimethorpe (£200), Barnsley District Scouts (£300), Karisma Youth Social Club, Royston (£200), and Station House Community Association, Thurnscoe (£125).