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Minutes of Board Meeting of 27th July 2011 National Issues and Strategic Intervention Programme Local Proposed Organisation Project Name Project Description Authority Grant (£) Coalfields Healthy Lifestyles Regeneration National £363,000 See http://www.coalfields-regen.org.uk/sportslegacy/default.asp Programme Trust Coalfields Community Facility Regeneration Sustainable Energy National £1,000,000 TBC Trust Programme The NWCCRP is a unique and innovative partnership-lead strategy for the North West Coalfield regeneration of former coalfield communities. The programme has been Communities developed through the North West Alliance, which aims to address deprivation Regeneration Programme North through promoting economic, social and environmental regeneration of former Wigan Council £400,500 (NWCCRP) - West coalfield areas. It aims to narrow the gap in prosperity, and improve the well- Worklessness Project being, of those who formerly worked in coalfield areas. The Programme will Activity focus on promoting enterprise and reducing worklessness in the coalfield areas of the eight targeted local authorities in the North West. North East Level 2 Local Proposed Organisation Project Name Project Description Authority Grant (£) Blyth Tall Ships provides education in the historical and maritime heritage of Blyth and the coast of Northumberland. This is delivered through the provision of volunteering, training and education opportunities for people of Blyth Tall Ships Inspire Blyth Valley 87,885 all ages in the fields of sail training, maritime, engineering, renewable energy, tourism and adventure activities. The grant will cover staffing costs, workshop materials, rent and project overheads. The grant will support salaries and training to run the Hirst Welfare Centre (Hirst One Stop Shop) located in East Ashington. Facilities at the centre Ashington Joint Hirst Welfare include a Multipurpose Hall, Community Cafe, Training Room, and Youth Northumberland 64,245 Welfare Scheme Development Room, Crèche, Office Space Gym, Dance Studio and football pitches. The Centre is in use 7 days a week and provides sports coaching, educational training and skills building programmes as well as a social centre. The Southwick Health and Community Forum increases community Southwick Health participation, recruits volunteers, improves health through targeted Forum and Volunteer and Community Sunderland 74,357 exercise/diet programmes and provides a range of education and Development Forum employment opportunities The grant will pay for management, staffing and running costs to improve and expand its services. Community Reuse and Training Enterprise (CRATE) is a social enterprise that operates from factory premises; providing low cost household furniture and white goods across the district of Easington. CRT’s grant will secure EDP Employability & East Durham the employment of two members of staff; an Employability Manager, a Enterprise Support Co. Durham 100,000 Partnership Training Manager and a new Site Manager / Coordinator to run an Programme apprenticeship and employability programme, an alternative key stage 4 curriculum for 14-16 year old pupils; and an odd jobs project called Helping Hands. North East Level 1 Local Proposed Organisation Project Name Project Description Authority Grant (£) The award is for polo shirts and waterproof jackets to equip the club with standard club colour uniform. The uniform will instil a sense of identity to Thompson Park New Coloured Kit Sunderland 2,550 the club, which is mainly composed of elderly people who benefit from the Bowling Club healthy lifestyle activity of outdoor bowls and will help to attract new members. The grant is for football equipment, including training balls, nets, flags, posts and safety equipment. The project will allow some young people to Tyneside Boys Participation in Youth participate in healthy lifestyle activities, developing team working and South Tyneside 502 F.C. Football social skills, as well as benefiting the parents of players acting as volunteers, who will be able to develop their organisational and time management skills Ouston, Pelton and District Brass Band teach and play at schools and Ouston,Pelton Teaching and playing community venues within Chester-le-Street. The grant is for the purchase and District Brass Co. Durham 5,000 brass band of cornets and the cost of music tuition to encourage and introduce Band children and young people to the music, instruments and skills of playing. The grant is for the purchase of workshop tools and equipment to enable Retraining and the organisation to deliver a contract within the confines of HMP Acklington Sports Recycler Rehabilitation through Northumberland 4,065 for the refurbishment of donated cycles for resale. The organisation Limited Recycling promotes the importance of recycling and provides a range of skills development and volunteering opportunities. Local Proposed Organisation Project Name Project Description Authority Grant (£) The grant is for a package of training in animal husbandry (specifically chickens), basic hygiene, health and safety, retailing and customer service, as well as several items of equipment/materials needed for the Holder House new activities. The project will benefit local adults with learning disabilities, New Training South Tyneside 4,650 Garden CIC physical disabilities and mental health problems, as well as volunteers, giving them new skills and enabling the group to set up a shop to sell their produce, providing additional work experience. It will also provide an additional income stream to aid sustainability. This project provides recovering alcoholics with a peer support network and encourages individuals to get involved in diversionary activities such Supporting people Durham Alcohol as working on allotments or assisting other local groups on a voluntary towards an alcohol free Co Durham 4,400 Self Support basis, which in turn encourage healthier lifestyles and improves mental future health. The award is towards the cost of hiring the meeting venue and the purchase of equipment. North West Level 2 Local Proposed Organisation Project Name Project Description Authority Grant (£) The organisation aims to improve the employability of disabled and/or disadvantaged individuals through a unique training and education package with special reference to communication skills developed through media. The award Diversity in Barrier Confidence and Skills for will provide training through accredited media and radio broadcasting with a view Breaking Bolton 24,775 the Future to raising aspirations and provision of key transferable skills, encouraging Communications individuals back into employment, further education or volunteering opportunities. The grant will cover salaries, expenses, publicity costs and contribute towards overheads. The grant will fund the salary of a Community Outreach Development Worker and contribute to volunteer expenses and training courses. The Development Worker will liaise with other voluntary and statutory organisations in the area, Farnworth Baptist Community Outreach & Bolton 47,818 promote the services available to the local community such as a drop-in Church Development Worker centre/coffee shop, toddler group, counselling and debt management advice, identify gaps in service provision and research ways to fill these gaps and increase the church’s capacity to recruit, train and manage volunteers. The award will cover the costs of purchasing a van, a Project Worker’s salary, uniforms, van wrapping, and PR costs. The project will establish Impact Impact Housing Furniture Services in the area. The service will increase the accessibility and Impact Furniture Services Allerdale 48,554 Association quality of low cost furniture to low income households and also provide work placements for local unemployed people and support volunteers with special needs. North West Level 1 Local Proposed Organisation Project Name Project Description Authority Grant (£) Setting up a New St. The grant is for training costs for FA football coaching courses and 15 football Vulcan Juniors Team and New 1,149 Helens kits to create a new under 16’s boys football team. Coaches The grant will deliver new carpeting in the meeting room and redecorate the Redecoration & meeting room and entrance hall. The Centre is a focal point for the community Dorset Road Refurbishment of Wigan 4,900 and is used by a number of local groups and organisations as well as providing Community Centre the Centre facilities for welfare benefit advice surgeries, police surgeries, information days and the annual Community Conference. Wigan Best is a competitive swimming club where members need to be of a Purchase of certain standard to be able to join. Local swimming clubs refer talented Wigan Borough Elite Computer and Hy- swimmers to this organisation who then receive more intensive support. It trains Swimming Team Wigan 633 tek 3 Meet individuals to County level upwards and organises a range of competitions. The (Wigan Best) Manager Software award is a contribution towards the cost of IT software, which would be used to track performance in competitions. West Midlands Level 2 Local Proposed Organisation Project Name Project Description Authority Grant (£) Marks 4 Training will deliver training on a continuous cycle of 12 weeks. The project will address the skills gaps identified in the unemployed or economically Marks 4 Training Stoke-on- inactive people within the local community aged 18 to 25 years and those 45 Money Matters 58,309 Centre CIC Trent years plus. Vocational training will be provided including work placements. Continued support in the workplace will be offered via the “work-pals” mentoring scheme. The project is to employ a development manager to help set up a social enterprise to manage current services – a parent and toddler group, luncheon Newcastle- club for senior citizens, an IT club, exercise classes and youth work and expand Elim Pentecostal Cornerstone under- 49,120 current trading activities - the community café, the charity shop and the furniture Church Silverdale Community Centre Lyme recycling business - and make them self-sustaining. This will in turn enable the group to provide additional work experience, training and volunteering opportunities. Yorkshire Level 2 Local Proposed Organisation Project Name Project Description Authority Grant (£) The Station House project enables parents and carers to take up employment and training with half day holiday sessions designed specifically to meet the needs of local part-time workers. Staff and volunteers will undertake training Station House Station House and development, and the young people attending childcare facilities and some Community Community Barnsley 93,634 of their parents and carers will participate in healthy lifestyle activities, Association Ltd Association Ltd Volunteers will gain skills and experience which could lead to full or part time employment opportunities. The grant will contribute towards salaries for 7 staff and running costs. Grimethorpe Activity Zone provides education and social welfare facilities. The grant requested will enable young people in the NEET category to access GAZ Young careers education and guidance. GAZ have been working with young people for Grimethorpe Activity Persons Advice Barnsley 19,728 the past 12 years and are aware of the issues and barriers faced by these Zone Centre individuals such as unemployment, homelessness, drug and alcohol misuse and debt. The grant will cover the costs of an Advice Centre Worker and overheads. Yorkshire Level 1 Local Proposed Organisation Project Name Project Description Authority Grant (£) Shaw Lane Community Sports Association (SLCSA provide high quality Shaw Lane facilities for recreation or other leisure time activities such as rugby, squash, Community Sports Sporting Behaviour Barnsley 5,000 cricket, archery, football, bowling and road running. CRT’s grant will finance Association the cost of three community coaches delivering a programme of sporting activities for young people. The members of the group are all men caring for someone with a mental illness. Many are socially isolated and the lack skills in food preparation. The project Rotherham Sea Care For Carers Rotherham 913 will bring them together in a safe environment, provide them with cooking skills Horse Group Start-up Costs and raise their awareness of healthy eating. The grant is for a course of cookery training for group members and office equipment. Kool Kayakers Canoe Club provide kayaking activities every weekend and sometimes incorporate camping weekends as well as fun activities such a BBQ’s and socials. The grant is for the cost of 10 canoes/kayaks, and to Kool Kayakers New equipment Doncaster 5,000 provide level 1 and 2 coaching courses for new volunteers. The additions to the Canoe Club and coaching club fleet will allow the club to increase it’s membership and the coaching courses will provide additional knowledge for current coaches and will encourage new ones. The Cracking Group enhance healthy lifestyles in the local community as well as promoting community involvement. The area in which they will take place The Cracking has very little community activity. The sessions will reduce social isolation, Group Keep Fit increase self esteem and confidence in individuals as well as enhance their The Cracking group Doncaster 4,165 and Monthly healthy lifestyle activities. Wider local issues will also be discussed by Meetings stakeholders in scheduled monthly meetings. The grant is paying for venue hire, publicity and a qualified Keep Fit Instructor. Local Proposed Organisation Project Name Project Description Authority Grant (£) Lacewood Tea Dance Group enables people to participate in tea dance sessions. This project will improve the quality of life for a number of local people Lacewood Tea Rent and Tutor Barnsley 3,245 through exercise, skills development and socialising. The grant will cover venue Dance Group hire, tutors for weekly sessions and with the purchase of sound equipment, publicity and liability insurance. South Yorkshire Transport Museum aims to raise money to further the provision South Yorkshire PSV Driver and display of heritage transport items. CRT has awarded £5,000 towards the Rotherham 5,000 Transport Museum Training cost of PCV – Passenger Carrying Vehicle training for staff. The grant will aid sustainability of the group by increasing their heritage hire trading capacity. Scotland Main Grants Local Proposed Organisation Project Name Comments Authority Grant (£) The project will give local people access to work experience and to skills development, providing opportunity for future employment. Qualified gardeners will assist in training local young people on a "Garden Sharing” program Twechar East designed to turn disused gardens of the disabled, pensioners and ex-miners into Twechar Environmental Dunbarton- 46,229 food growing gardens. The project will also deliver an environmental benefit to Community Action Training Project shire Twechar by improving the landscape and development of food producing gardens which will provide health and wellbeing benefits to the residents. The award will cover salaries, provide workwear, tools and materials and fund training courses for trainees. This project aims to bridge the gap between different generations, promoting greater understanding respect and trust, and helping to build an active community. It is a continuation of the Home Buddies scheme for supporting elderly, vulnerable and disabled people in the area. "Home Buddies" provide a The Zone East service to the elderly, vulnerable and disabled people in the area including Connecting Ages 47,989 Initiative Ayrshire assisting in shopping, social contact, house cleaning. All members of the project team, including the volunteers, will be contracted to enter and complete a Health and Social Care qualification at level 2 or 3. The grant will deliver salaries for a Project Coordinator, Administration and Support Workers, along with IT equipment and software to run the project. The group’s aims and objectives are conservation, advancement of education, provision of housing, promotion of training, relief of unemployment and the promotion and support of volunteering. The project is to aid sustainability by Groundworks adding a ground works service to the group’s commercial enterprise, which Living Solutions Training Fife 25,664 already include landscape development and wildlife gardening, woodland Programme coppicing and maintenance, and eco-building. The grant will cover salaries, on- costs, recruitment, equipment, and management costs and will deliver work placements, training opportunities and qualifications. Local Proposed Organisation Project Name Comments Authority Grant (£) Furniture Plus is the largest furniture re-use and recycling organisation in Fife. The group plans to create a purpose designed showroom area in a new unit and over a period of five years convert the existing unit into a multifaceted training Dysart Training centre. Phase 1 is to install a workshop which will enable repairs and Furniture Plus Ltd Centre in Re-use Fife 10,217 renovations on donated items. The workshop will provide a training resource and and Recycling work experience for staff and volunteers and for people from local colleges, homeless hostels or other social welfare situations. The grant will pay for salaries to staff the workshop. Wales Social Enterprise Grant Local Proposed Organisation Project Name Comments Authority Grant (£) The project is to take forward the next stage of the Green Valley Project by developing two new social enterprises. One will extend the training arm of the business, offering a wider range of accredited training in horticulture and Bryncynon Green Valley conservation management and the other will develop income generation Rhondda Community Social Enterprise 60,432 opportunities by extending the locally grown food production function of the Cynon Taff Revival Strategy Development business, supplying food cooperatives and farmers’ markets and developing a food box scheme with other social enterprise producers. The grant will cover salaries, the purchase of a small commercial vehicle, marketing and publicity, rent and management costs.
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