600 hours counselling thanks to Community First in Ovenden

Noah’s Ark Centre have thanked the Community First Ward Panel for their much needed support.

Following the second round of funding this year, the organisation based in Ovenden was awarded £2,365 from the fund, enabling almost 600 hours of counselling to take place, helping 27 people to improve significantly their mental health, life skills and overall well-being.

Are you involved in a community group in Ovenden?

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Laptops for Lee Mount Girls Brigade

Lee Mount Girls Brigade used a £1000 grant from Community First to purchase new computers for youngsters to learn about neighbourhood issues in their community.

To date 9 local projects will receive funding at a total value of £18,638 and there’s still money to apply for!

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The closing date for the next round of funding for Ovenden groups is Friday 19 October 2012.

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3 Ovenden Projects Approved for Grants in June

The Ovenden Community First Panel, made up of local residents and community group representatives meets up to three times a year to recommend projects for funding. At its meeting in June, it recommended 3 projects for funding. To date 9 local projects will receive funding at a total value of £18,638

Closing date for the next round of Ovenden Community First is Friday 19 October 2012.

How to Apply>>

7 Ovenden projects approved for grants in April

The Government has made a total of £84k available for Ovenden to be spent by March 2015. This must be spent on grants for activities that benefit Ovenden Ward. Only community groups and voluntary organisations can apply, and your group must have a constitution and ideally have its own bank account. Your application must meet at least one of the priorities for Ovenden Community First.

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The Ovenden Community First Panel, made up of local residents and community group representatives meets up to three times a year to recommend projects for funding. At its meeting on 4 April, it recommended 7 projects for funding. One group has withdrawn its application, so to date 6 local projects will receive funding at a total value of £12,638

£84k available for Ovenden Groups

The Government has made a total of £84k available for Ovenden to be spent by March 2015. This must be spent on grants for activities that benefit Ovenden Ward. It must be a group that applies and meet one or more of the agreed priorities for Community First in Ovenden.

Read more about the Community First Programme>>

The Ovenden Community First Panel will meet every 3 months to consider applications – the closing date for the first round closed on Friday 30 March 2012.