Helping hand to alleviate local poverty issues

Yorkshire Coast Homes launch �10,000 cash pot to help alleviate local poverty ,representatives Steph Lake and Claire Simpson.Picture Richard Ponter 132501
Yorkshire Coast Homes launch �10,000 cash pot to help alleviate local poverty ,representatives Steph Lake and Claire Simpson.Picture Richard Ponter 132501
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Yorkshire Coast Homes is making available a pot of £10,000 for community-based organisations to bid for with the aim of tackling local poverty.

The issue is high on the social housing provider’s agenda this year due to the introduction of welfare reforms and the importance of providing support for vulnerable people.

Richard Mair, policy, PR and investment manager said “Often lack of funding can be a barrier for many community groups being able to deliver what they feel they need to in order to make a greater difference, we hope by making available this pot of money these groups can reach a wider audience and have a greater impact.”

The panel deciding who gets funding are Yorkshire Coast Homes residents trained in measuring the impact of such activities. Last year the group ran a successful pilot in the Whitby area, awarding £5,000 to eight groups.

Co-ordinator Claire Simpson said “This is an opportunity for groups that are looking for funding to not only inform us of what they are doing but also help to get the message out to our residents.”

Groups bidding for funds should be constituted. However assistance can be provided for those looking for funds that are yet to have a constitution in place.

Anyone interested in applying for funding should contact Claire Simpson on (01723) 343071.