Local Partnership secures community Group Funding
Community First is a four year £80m government-funded initiative aimed at providing local communities with the resources and support to come together to identify their strengths and local priorities in order to plan for their future and become more resilient.
The Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews ward has been allocated £84,000 over four years to distribute as a part of this initiative.
The Netherton Regeneration Strategic Group and Black Country Housing in partnership have been selected as the body to administer the funds and a local panel has been put together to oversee the process. Local Community Organisations can bid into for up to £2,000 per year. A wide range of local groups have already been successful in their bids and a list of those and their projects is included below.
Netherton Colts Girls Football Team – New Football Strips
Darby End TRA – Allotments Project
Baptist End Allotment Society – New Water Tanks
Netherton Regen Group – A range of Community Learning Projects including Job Club, Internet Cafe & The Learning Revolution – A Netherton Newsletter
Shaydz of Black – Urban Music Project
Woodside Community Centre – Computer Upgrades
Age UK Dudley – Springboard Project & Christmas Party
Netherton Arts Centre – Young Persons Summer Art & Drama Project
MJP Cancer Care Trust – Computer Equipment
New Testament Welfare Association – Community Champions Project
For more details on how to apply for funding ring Chris Woods on 01384 818164