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Posted 12 November 2018

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£3,000 for young people in Westcliff

The Arc in Westcliff, Scunthorpe has been awarded a £3,000 grant from The Tribune Trust, to spend on activities for young people living locally.

The Tribune Trust is a registered charity that gives grants to help groups and communities reduce crime and make their areas safer. It’s made up of the High Sheriffs of the East Riding of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Humberside Police, and the Humberside Fire and Rescue Service. It’s also supported by local business people.

How the money will be spent has not yet been decided, but ideas include sports, crafts, gaming, cooking and trips out to the seaside.

Kerry Copson, Community Development Manager here at Ongo said: “We’re so grateful to the Tribune Trust for awarding us this grant, and we can’t thank them enough.

“We’re working really hard to engage with hard to reach young people in the area, so by letting them choose their own activities and be involved in planning them, we’re hoping to grow those relationships and provide as much support as we can.”

John Ford, the Director of the Tribune Trust said: “The Tribune Trust is very pleased to be able to work with Ongo Communities and support them in engaging with young people from the local area.

“Ongo Communities and the Tribune Trust share a common desire to improve the lives of people living in North Lincolnshire and to provide opportunities for young people to progress.”

To start with The Arc will receive £2,000, and then depending on the success of the project and participation, they’ll be awarded a further £1,000. The grant will be spread out over 12 months to allow long term activities to take place.

To find out more about The Arc, follow them on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or visit arcwestcliff.co.uk.

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