Eight York based good causes found out this week that they have been awarded grants following the first round of The Hungate Community Fund grants scheme. The Fund was launched in September 2016 by Lendlease and Evans Property Group as part of the Hungate (York) Regeneration Limited commitment to the local community. The panel met in December and awarded a total of £14,390. Two Ridings Community Foundation administer the fund on behalf of Hungate which offers grants up to £2000 towards projects in the City of York.
One of the successful projects was the Kyra Women’s Project which was awarded £2000. This group offers non-judgmental support and information to empower women to become stronger, more independent and to develop a network of support. Kyra Women’s Project needed funding for premises rental to enable them to carry on working with women from York and surrounding communities.
Yvonne, Kyra Women’s Project said ‘Kyra Women’s Project is delighted to receive funding from the Hungate Community Fund which will help greatly with maintaining the service. We would also like to thank The Two Riding’s Community Foundation for their support’
Other projects which the Hungate Fund has helped include; Door 84, Carecent, Clifton Green Primary School, Wigginton and Haxby Table Tennis Club, Greenfields – School and Community Garden Association, Older Citizen’s Advocacy and York Bike Belles.
Richard Cook, head of residential at Lendlease, said: “We would like to congratulate all those who have so far successfully received grants from The Hungate Community Fund grants scheme. Many hours were spent deliberating on how the first £14,390 instalment, of the £25,000 donation, would be divided up. There were many impressive and worthy causes that applied, and it is delightful to see so many important projects flourish within the community. The eight winning applicants showed a real flair for creating opportunities for the residents of York.
“We wish the best of luck to all applicants and look forward to reviewing many more entries this spring when the fund will open again for a second round.”
Jackie McCafferty, Programmes Manager at Two Ridings Community Foundation said ‘We are delighted to be working with Lendlease and Evans Property Group to support local community projects which are making a big difference to the lives of people living in York. The first round of grant awards will help small, local groups working to improve the health & wellbeing of many disadvantaged and isolated people’.