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Latest groups get ONE Haverhill community grants

ONE Haverhill gives �18,572 grants away to local charity's

ONE Haverhill gives �18,572 grants away to local charity's

Six projects in Haverhill are the latest groups to be awarded a community grant from ONE Haverhill.

Six projects in Haverhill are the latest groups to be awarded a community grant from ONE Haverhill.

Groups and organisations were invited to apply for up to £5,000 from a special grant pot, made available to ONE Haverhill by St Edmundsbury Borough Council, to fund projects that will benefit Haverhill people.

The Befriending Scheme, Haverhill Town Council, REACH Community Projects, CB9 Media Hub, Haverhill in Bloom, and the Breastfeeding Network have benefited from £18,572 towards their projects to benefit people in the town.

The Befriending Scheme has been awarded £2,400 towards its activity days and workshops for vulnerable adults aged 16 or over who have learning disabilities and mental health problems.

Haverhill Town Council received £2,500 towards its ‘Winter In Haverhill’ 2012 ‘umbrella’ promotion for events and activities taking place in the town during December.

REACH Community Projects has been given £2,500 towards an ICT upgrade to enable the charity to support families in Haverhill when the Universal Credits system is launched in April 2013; to access Homelink, the online housing register as well as supporting people with CV writing and job applications.

The project will be delivered by volunteers at the Resource Centre on the Clements Estate and will continue the support offered to low income and disadvantaged people in the town.

CB9 Media Hub has been awarded £5,000 for its Hangar Sessions aimed at young people aged 12 to 16 years old deemed to be at risk of offending.

The sessions will provide music and media activities via regular Friday evening term-time sessions and a holiday workshops and events programme.

It will introduce young people to working with artists across a broad range of media and arts and give opportunities to gain qualification and awards in arts and volunteering.

Haverhill In Bloom received £5,000 for its work to improve the aesthetics and dignity of St Mary’s Church yard which has suffered from vandalism and antisocial behaviour in the past.

he organisation plans to re-landscape some of the area, improve some of the shrub beds, install some screen printed artwork into the bricked up former windows which overlook the site and repair and reinstate some of the most vulnerable memorials around the boundary of the site.

The Breastfeeding Network has been given £1,172 towards training a group of women to become Breastfeeding Network Helpers, peer supporters of breastfeeding women to work with mothers and families in the Haverhill area. Ongoing supervision will be provided for the women for 9 months after the women have been trained. The grant is specifically for venue hire, crèche workers and management time.

Warren Smyth, chairman of ONE Haverhill’s Grants Panel, said: “It is fantastic to see so many projects being realised with support from the funding we are providing from St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

“These projects are exciting and will make a real difference to people in Haverhill.”

Applications were considered by ONE Haverhill from groups which met a minimum of three key criteria.

They had to demonstrate that the funding will make a real difference to the people of Haverhill, have clear objectives and plans for the project and how they would measure its effectiveness.

Families in Haverhill when the Universal Credits system is launched in April 2013.

CB9 Media Hub has been awarded £5,000 for its Hangar Sessions aimed at young people aged 12 to 16 years old deemed to be at risk of offending.

The sessions will provide music and media activities via Friday evening term-time sessions and a holiday workshops and events programme.

It will introduce young people to working with artists across a broad range of media and arts and give opportunities to gain qualification and awards in arts and volunteering.

For all the latest news see Thursday’s (December 6) Echo.

 

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