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£20,000 up for grabs for community groups

£20,000 up for grabs for community groups

For the tenth year in a row, Ongo is encouraging local groups to apply for their share of £20,000, as part of their community grants project.

Since launching in 2012, the project has supported more than 100 groups, donating more than £100,000 in total.

This year’s total is one of the biggest yet with Ashbridge Roofing matching Ongo’s £10,000 contribution.

Whether it’s a boxing club, dance group, resident association, sports club or another community focused group, as long as they’re based in areas where Ongo has tenants, groups are welcome to apply.

Applications are open from 31 January until 28 February and groups can apply for up to £2,000.

Entries must be made by submitting a short video to explain what the money would be spent on, and how it would support Ongo’s tenants and the wider community.

To apply, groups must be:

  • Based in areas Ongo has tenants
  • A not for profit group
  • Constituted and have a bank account

Tackling it Together (Part of Scunthorpe Rugby Club), Steelers Wheelers Sports Club, Scunthorpe Men in Sheds, Appleby Frodingham Amateur Swim Club, Helpful Hampers, EcoSerenity Project (Barton) CIC, 2nd Ashby Brownies, LIVES and Keadby Juniors Football Club have all previously benefitted from the project.

Kerry Copson, Community Development Manager at Ongo said: “We’re so excited to be able to bring back our community grants again for 2022.

“Each year we seem to get even more amazing applications, which is just fantastic. We’re delighted knowing that the extra bit of funding will make a huge difference to the lives of local people, young and old.”

There will be a judging panel to decide which groups receive funding, made up of Ongo Board members, staff and tenants.

Successful groups will be announced in April 2022.

For more info about the project and the criteria you must meet, please visit: www.ongo.co.uk/communitygrant

Issued 02/02/22