Teesside community projects and charities are set for another massive boost after Foundation trustees approved more than £23,000 in grants – with a further £4,500 pledged.
The biggest grant given the green light is the £5,000 that will go to The Shack in the Ragworth area of Stockton, one of the least privileged areas of Teesside.
A team led by dedicated volunteers has converted an old building into a first class community resource centre, The Shack, providing educational, recreational and social activities in an area of high unemployment, anti-social behaviour and health deprivation.
The Foundation has donated £5,000 towards further building renovations at The Shack.
Meanwhile, short-term funding of £3,000 has been provided to the youth group at Liverton Mines, near Saltburn, to support an area of East Cleveland that suffers from extensive deprivation.
Based at St Hilda’s Church in Liverton, activities for 5-13 year-olds include art and crafts, fun and games, refreshments, visits and a healthy eating programme.
Other recent recipients included:
- £2,200 to Middlesbrough Sportability – supporting sport and recreation for young people with disabilities during the six-week school summer holidays.
- £3,000 for the ‘Madcatters Tea Party’ – a Stockton community event based around nutrition and encouraging healthy eating.
- £1,800 to Pennyman Primary School – towards the £4,000 cost of a residential visit to Carlton.
- £2,000 to Coulby Church in Middlesbrough – to enable them to install a new toilet area, walls, plastering, plumbing, toilets and basins.
- £3,500 to Middlesbrough Rugby Union Football Club – towards a new roof
- £1,000 to the Moses Project in Stockton – towards encouraging addicts and alcoholics to tackle a walk along the River Tees.
- £1,000 to Yarm Rugby Club – for a kitchen refurbishment.
- £400 to Normanby Scouts – for a new cooker and water heater.