Community Fund projects 2018/19

£67,744 has been awarded to 10 projects

Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team, Fence Installation

£9,460 funding awarded

The Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team covers the North York Moors, the surrounding towns and villages in Hambleton and Ryedale, the lower Tees Valley and along the North Yorkshire coast.

Funding will support the installation of fencing at the rescue team’s base, to improve the security of the Mountain Rescue base, protecting it and its contents from intruders and others who, at present can easily gain access to the site.

On call 24-hrs a day and supporting the emergency services, call outs range from people missing on the fells and in and around the local towns and villages, to people injured walking, biking, climbing and horse riding.

Scarborough Borough Council, Prevention and Detection of Environmental Crime

£5,000 funding awarded

Scarborough and surrounding area has a number of locations which have seen an on-going increase of fly-tipping and environmental offences, impacting on the quality of life of residents. The service has previously rolled out low cost remote CCTV cameras with only limited range, but demonstrating need.

Funding will support a portable device which can be moved in response to offence locations, enhancing the prevention and detection of environmental crime and enhancing working relationships with key landowners and North Yorkshire Police.

Tadcaster and Rural Community Interest Company, Manor Farm Youth Centre, Skatepark, Selby

£7,889 funding awarded

Funding will support the development and increased use of a mobile skatepark and skate club for young people, providing them with positive activities in the local area.  Volunteers will be trained to be able to erect, dismantle, transport and supervise the skatepark.

Initially the park will be open twice a week through term time at Manor Farm, after school hours, and daily from 11.30 am – 5pm during holidays (weather permitting). It will be transported to outlying villages on demand.

Tadcaster and Rural CIC is a not for profit social enterprise established in 2013 to deliver projects which contribute towards the social, environmental and economic development and regeneration of Tadcaster and its surrounding its surrounding rural communities.

York and Selby Integrated Offender Management Gym Memberships

£800 funding awarded

The project will provide the opportunity for a targeted group of offenders the chance to use a local gym to exercise and use their time differently, maintaining mental health and physical wellbeing. Funding will be used to purchase Gym Memberships through the local council authorities.

If an offender maintains the engagement that is required by agencies involved, adheres to the conditions of any orders given and remains offence free, then the chance to possess one of the gym passes for a month will be given and regularly reviewed. If any new offences or charges are made against the offender, access to this project will be removed.

Those taking part will gain training and experience of physical training equipment. Supporting rehabilitation, the opportunity will provide the change in lifestyle that some may need, with the aim of reducing re-offending and ensuring a more constructive use of time, focusing on healthier lifestyles.

First Light Trust Marching Forward, Countywide

£2,476 funding awarded

FirstLight’s mission is to provide holisitic support and rehabilitate veterans, and those transitioning out of the both the Armed Forces and the Emergency Services, enabling them to move back into their community.

Funding will support the purchase of new equipment for the hub, where, veterans along with the general public can pop in 7 days a week and meet others, access initial support and receive onward referral as appropriate. Veterans can purchase drinks and homemade cakes for a nominal fee. The atmosphere resembles a NAAFI, whereby stories and memories are shared.

The items purchased will be accessible for all and will enable Veterans to wash and dry clothing, and to cook basic food meals, using produce from the community garden. Providing this much needed provision, particularly during the winter months, stops individuals feeling isolated, encourages healthy eating and reduces electricity bills for many with limited income.  Funding will also pay for a carpet for the social room, whic is being prepared for training sessions and social activities.  The room will be made available for local groups and charities for a small fee.

Wake-Up Call, North Yorkshire Youth

£17,159 funding  awarded

Funding will support the countywide pilot and roll out of Wake up Call; a 4-week course for young people at risk of disengagement, school exclusion and those engaging in low level racist/ political behaviour or hate crime.  The course sits in the pre Prevent space focussing on the lower level hate crime agenda.

Aims include re-routing negative views, beliefs and behaviour into positive attitudes used in daily life. Sessions will look at views of hate crime, faith, racism and disorder from different perspectives, through an interactive, train the trainer approach built around a number of thought provoking and creative activities.

12 ‘train the trainer’ sessions will be delivered in 2020 to practitioners who will then deliver the module to young people.  This will be supported by NYY Youth Mentors who can deliver this module in a 1-2-1 environment to supplement their work with hard to reach young people and Youth Commissioners will be invited to peer educate young people using their Hate crime workshop.

Sutton Bank Variable Management Signs, Hambleton

£5,000 funding awarded

As part of a wider road safety project to enhance local residents’ safety, funding will support the installation of Variable Management Signs connected to sensors in the road on Sutton Bank, to provide fast and up to date road traffic information to approaching vehicles when blockages occur.

Advance information will protect road users from unexpected impediment to the safe, free passage of the highway according to regulations for the Primary Route Network; it will allow approaching vehicles to reroute safely, and it will reduce consequent diversions through unsuitable routes adversely affecting other local communities.

Eggborough Village Hall, Security Provision, Selby

£4,400 funding awarded

Funding will support the improvement of security measures at the village hall, through anti-climb paint and anti-climb deterrent measures.

The project aims to reduce the amount of anti social behaviour taking place around the village hall, damage to users cars and property and provide vulnerable users with a feeling of safety.

Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles, Creating Well-rounded young people, Selby

£11,400 funding awarded

Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles aims to reduce anti-social behaviour through providing targeted diversionary activities and provide engaging activities during school holidays for young people aged 6-17, utilising community assets.  Funding will support the need to fill the gap in ASB prevention and aim to reduce future offences through early intervention and targeted work.

The project aims to stop the cyclical effect of ASB within sibling groups and target specific individuals to promote positive behaviour change and create well-rounded young people

Split across term time and school holiday provision, a range of diversionary activities within educational and community settings will be delivered.  The project will work with fifteen groups in key primary schools identified through existing statistics, partnerships with teachers and the Safer Selby Hub.  Workshops will be delivered with each group over 90-minute sessions for 12 consecutive academic weeks covering disciplines including resilience and understanding consequences of ASB, self-esteem, community cohesion/hate crime, personal safety/safety of others and values.

Men’s Lunch Club, The Hut, York

£4,160 funding awarded

The Hut is a members-led, volunteer-based charity bringing creativity and purpose to the lives of adults with enduring mental health conditions and/or learning disabilities. The project offers support, guidance and advice both, short and long term.

Funding will support expansion of the Men’s Lunch Club (MLC); an initiative that operates on a continuous, weekly basis providing opportunity for vulnerable individuals to meet in a safe, confidential, non-judgemental and supportive environment. MLC aims to sustain a free service which adopts an open-door policy, encouraging involvement from vulnerable male adults.

The purpose of MLC is to promote good mental and physical health through, educational discussions and meaningful activities that involve pertinent topics such as; living a healthier lifestyle, identifying triggers, establishing coping strategies and where and when to seek help. MLC, promotes social inclusion, independence and a sense of belonging. Establishing a community, a place where help can be sought and a gateway to the rest of The Hut services.