Groups that aim to change their communities for the better are being urged not to miss their chance to apply for grant funding.
Esh Group, which is building a Community Safety Hub in Hemlington via its Esh Build business, operates a charitable trust that offers organisations of all shapes and sizes grant funding of up to £1,000.
Administered by Esh Charitable Trust the scheme calls for groups with innovative ideas about tackling community issues to come forward.
Groups that can demonstrate their ideas are aligned with at least one of Esh Group’s core values are encouraged to apply for the funding.
Those core values are:
• To improve the quality of life for local residents
• To support disadvantaged or vulnerable communities
• To increase prospects of becoming employed
• Promoting equality by engaging minority and hard to reach groups
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger said: “I would urge community groups across Cleveland to apply to Esh for funding, this is a great opportunity to support local needs and with only a short window for this year’s applications to be considered, time is running out.
“I have been impressed by Esh and their commitment to our local communities and look forward to working with them on the new build.”
Esh Communities was launched in 2012 and has so far supplied more than £140,000 to community groups.
Last year more than £40,000 worth of funding was given in grants to 39 projects across the North East, North West, Yorkshire and Scotland.
Groups should apply before the closing date this Friday, January 27 via the Esh Group website: www.eshgroup.co.uk
- Pictured (above): Marie Campbell and Mike Munro of Storehouse Foodbank in Bo’ness received funding from the Esh Communities scheme