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					      West Area Committee
      Date: 19 January 2010


      Report on the Community Chest 2009

      Report of the Executive Director of Performance

      Executive Member: Councillor Roger Styring, Deputy Leader

      Purpose of report

      The purpose of this report is to provide the Area Committees with an account
      of how the Community Chest was distributed in all three areas.

      Recommendation

      That the report be noted.

      BACKGROUND

      The Community Chest Scheme was introduced with the first area panel
      meetings taking place in June. It took three meetings in the North and South
      East and five meetings in the West to completely allocate the budget of
      £50,000 apiece.

      Introduction

1.    A number of the projects have now received match funding which may have
      been assisted by the fact that they could demonstrate local authority support.
      All applicants were encouraged to demonstrate some match funding and
      generally, most applications did not receive the full amount of grant
      requested.

      Overall

2.    In the table below, the total cost of the projects is listed, which determines the
      leverage or match funding obtained. The number of applications to-date and
      organisations funded are also listed below.

 Area                             North         South East      West             Total
 Number of organisations          62            41              56               159
 funded
 Number of applications           74            74              88               228
 received


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Range of grant                  £250-3000    £195-4000       £250-3500       £195-4000
Amount allocated to-date        £50,000      £50,000         £49,998         £149,998
Total cost of projects funded   £943,200     £198,430        £576,819        £1,408,375
Total leverage demonstrated     £893,200     £148,430        £526,820        £1,718,450
at application stage
Total number of beneficiaries   21,309       49,583          109,668         180,560

     There have been a wide range of activities funded, from equipment for sports
     clubs, arts and craft events, community festivals, village hall improvements,
     ICT equipment, drums for pipe bands, mobility scooter, to a training simulator
     for bell ringing. These projects have come up from the communities through a
     variety of routes which includes forums and existing networks, and it has been
     very useful to have this resource to fund projects that have been identified in
     this way.




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          North

 3.       For the north, a total of 62 organisations were funded. The projects are
          listed below.

                                                                                      Amount
Name of Organisation             Brief Description                                    of Grant
Active Berwick                   Week long festival of walking                         £500.00
Alnmouth & Lesbury Cricket
Club                             Improved facilities at cricket club                 £1,000.00
Alnmouth Youth Training Trust    Set up a community cinema                             £350.00
Alnwick and District Choral
Society                          Special Bicentenary performance                      £500.00
Alnwick Community                To set up a community café inside
Development Trust                community centre                                    £1,500.00
Alnwick International Music      To provide beds for performers (and Nland
Festival                         Emergency planners)                                  £750.00
Alnwick Probus Club              Purchase of projector for the club                   £100.00
Alnwick Town Under 8's
Football Team                    Training strips and equipment                        £428.44
Alnwick Young Peoples
Association                      Young Peoples' celebration event                    £3,000.00
Alnwick Young Peoples
Association                      Residential team building activities                £1,000.00
Amble Development Trust          Drainage investigation for skatepark project        £1,100.00
Amble Pier 81 Football Club      New kit and playing equipment                         £818.00
Bamburgh Castle Cricket Club     Storage facilities for cricket club                 £1,000.00
Beadnell Women's Institute       Introduce beginners art classes                       £480.00
Belford Christmas Lights         Purchase new Christmas lights for town                £250.00
Belford Development Trust        Replica Market Cross                                £1,000.00
Bell View                        Luncheon club for older people                      £1,000.00
Berwick Environmental Group      Purchase of a micro wind turbine                    £1,000.00
Berwick Male Voice Choir         To set up website and obtain licence                  £290.00
Berwick upon Tweed Royal
British legion Pipe Band         To get instruments for members of the band           £485.00
Berwick -upon-Tweed              Interpretation and access to Bankhill Ice
Preservation Trust               House                                                 £750.00
Berwick Voluntary Forum          Berwick VCS Network - admin costs                     £500.00
Blagdon Park Cricket Club        Refurbishment / extension of cricket pavilion       £1,000.00
Bowsden Village Hall             Rebuild the village hall                            £1,000.00
Breamish Hall (The)              Refurbishment works to village hall                 £1,000.00
Bridge Magazine (The)            To purchase laptop computer for magazine              £300.00
Castle Morpeth Disability        Purchase of new scooters for 'shopmobility'
Association                      scheme                                              £1,234.00
Chatton Village Hall Trust       Convert building into community centre                £500.00
Chatton with Chillingham
Parochial C Council              Rewiring the Church                                  £500.00



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Contact (Morpeth Mental
Health Group) Ltd               Arts and Craft activities                          £500.00
Ellingham Village Hall          Refurbishment to village hall                      £153.00
ENRGI Coastal Villages Youth
Project                         Young Peoples' exchange visit                     £1,125.25
Erskine United Reformed         Take part in an environmental award scheme
Church - Matrix Group           for young people                                    £680.00
Healthy Eating 4 Kids           DVD introduced around Northumberland              £1,110.00
Horncliffe Memorial Hall        Rewiring the Hall.                                £1,000.00
Kirknewton Village Hall Trust   Additions to local history exhibition               £500.00
Lesbury Village Hall            Roof repair and storage area                        £450.00
Lionheart Radio & Media CIC     Cost of radio licence, professional fees            £850.00
Lowick in Bloom Association     Improve environment of village                      £500.00
Mitford Community Centre        New heating system                                £1,000.00
Mitford Historical Society      Equipment for preservation of archive               £387.31
Morpeth Clock Tower Bell
Ringers Society                 To improve training facilities with simulator       £859.00
Morpeth Pipe Band               Purchase new pipe band drums                      £1,000.00
Morpeth Scout Group (4th)       Tents for scout camps                             £1,200.00
Norham Homing Society           Club house and store                              £1,800.00
Northumberland County Blind
Association                     Community garden project                          £1,000.00
Remembering Flodden Project     Wheelchair access/Video film making               £1,000.00
Riding for the Disabled
(Morpeth Grp) Association       Activities for disabled                           £1,000.00
Rotary Club of Berwick-upon-
Tweed                           District music and vintage vehicle festival       £3,000.00
                                Purchase of cooker and benches for bowling
Rothbury Bowling Club           club                                               £750.00
Rothbury Projects/Community     Public installation of new electrical points in
Lights                          village                                            £500.00
Seahouses Outdoor Bowling
Club                            Replace irrigation system                          £500.00
St Helen's Church,
Longhorsley                     New graveyard, garden of remembrance, etc         £1,000.00
St Michael & All Angels
Church                          Soundproof glass screen, storage, toilets          £500.00
Wansbeck-Cramlington
Angling Club                    To develop and encourage course fishing           £1,000.00
Warkworth Cricket Club          Purchase 'climate cover' for cricket field          £500.00
                                Information board at Warkworth Beach Main
Warkworth Village Trust         Site                                                £500.00
Watson Memorial Hall            Refurbishment to village hall                     £1,000.00
Wednesday Sewing & Knitting
Club                            Bus Hire for awayday                               £340.00
Whinstone Times (The)           Extend circulation of village magazine             £210.00
Wooler Young People's
Association                     To fund p/t youth workers for outreach work        £400.00
WRVS Hadston Handicraft Club    Funding for use of minibus                         £350.00


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           South East

4.         For the South East, a total of 41 organisations were funded. The projects are
           listed below.

                                                                                        Amount
     Name of Organisation                 Brief Description                             of Grant
     Astley Park Community                Equipment for community use of
     Partnership                          pavilion                                     £1,000.00
                                          To organise an annual cycle ride for
     Bailey's Bike Ride                   premature birth babies                        £800.00
     Bedlington (2522) Squadron Air       Minibus and equipment for D of E
     Training Corps                       Scheme                                       £3,000.00
     Bedlington Salvation Army            Set up coffee bar for teenagers              £1,800.00
     Blyth Battery Volunteers             Set up research archive                      £2,180.00
     Blyth Ridley Tennis Club             Refurbishment of Tennis court facilities     £2,000.00
     Blyth Sea Scout Group (8th)          Renew watersports equipment                    £700.00
                                          Purchase of IT equipment for resource
     Blyth Valley Disabled Forum          centre                                       £2,000.00
     Blyth Valley Scout Gang Show         To put on a Scout Gang Show                  £2,500.00
     Blyth Well Woman Centre              Self help weekly sessions                      £200.00
                                          Repairs to grounds maintenance
     Bomarsund Welfare Cricket Club       equipment                                    £3,140.00
     Central Palz                         Outings for patients and carers                £300.00
                                          Extend provision with female support
     Choysez                              group                                         £500.00
     Cowpen Farm and Isabella             Laptop for residents to produce
     Residents Assn                       newsletter                                    £400.00
     Cowpen Quay Community                Purchase of furniture and equipment for
     Association                          community centre                             £1,800.00
     Cramlington Voluntary Youth          Duke of Edinburgh Awards (some with
     Project Ltd                          special needs)                               £2,840.00
     Croft Camera Club                    To set up a camera club                      £2,500.00
     Doxford Youth Project                Arts workshops for young people              £1,200.00
                                          To deliver a health programme using
     Eagles Community Foundation          basketball                                    £250.00
     Guidepost Playgroup - First          Equipment to establish nursery
     Friends                              provision                                    £1,420.00
     Hastings Initiative (The)            Children's basic cookery project               £250.00
     Headway Theatre                      3 day festival of disability arts in Blyth     £200.00
     Hirst Welfare Centre                 Allotments as a community resource           £4,000.00
     Isabella Youth Inclusion Project     Refurbishment of pool table                    £195.00
                                          Town festival and other summer
     Keap Creative                        activities                                     £405.00
     Learning Chest (The)                 To expand range of resources                 £2,500.00
     Madina Masjid & Community            Inter-faith work in schools and
     Centre                               community centres                              £500.00
     New Hartley Juniors Football Club    Set of football strips for the team            £500.00
     Newbiggin Arts Forum Ltd             Art summer school for young people           £1,200.00


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Newbiggin by the Sea Womens'
Institute                          New kitchen                                 £2,000.00
Newbiggin Football Club            To create a new U 8 junior football team      £300.00
North Seaton Colliery Community
Association                        Create a community garden                    £500.00
Northumbria Amateur Radio Club     Roof and electrical repairs to radio club    £395.00
Seaton Delaval Amateurs Football   Pruchase football kit for amateur
Club                               players                                      £500.00
Seaton Hirst (1st) Brownies        Pack holiday to Alnmouth                     £200.00
                                   Host outdoor victorian Christmas street
Seaton Sluice (1st) Scouts Group   fair                                         £500.00
Seaton Sluice Community
Association                        Extra storage facilities for user groups     £200.00
Skills 4u Northeast Ltd            Set up sports activities for young people    £200.00
Sonarta                            Music group for community children           £250.00
Spital Estate Community            New toilet facilities in community
Association                        building                                    £2,500.00
Tri Northumberland                 Triathlon event for Newbiggin               £2,175.00




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       West

5.     For the West, a total of 56 organisations were funded. The projects are listed
       below.

                                                                                  Amount
 Name of Organisation                 Brief Description                           of Grant
 Acomb Playground Development
 Committee                            Update local play area in village           3,000.00
 Allen A Dale Archers                 To offer an outreach programme                500.00
                                      To extend activities and take part in
 Allen Valleys Scout Group            DoE awards                                  1,000.00
                                      Multi Media Website and Community
 Allendale Creative Artists CIC       Workshops                                   1,000.00
 Allendale Pre-school Playgroup       Equipment, furniture and toys               1,250.00
                                      Singing workshop day - new
 Antiphon                             composition                                   500.00
 Bardon Mill & Henshaw Village        Site investigations for new community
 Community Projects Group             centre                                      3,500.00
 Barrasford Village Hall              Carpet bowls for young people                 400.00
 Bellingham Town Hall Committee       Refurbishment of toilets in town hall       1,000.00
 Corbridge Golden Lion Football
 Club                                 Improvement to changing facilities            350.00
 Corbridge Youth Initiative           Set up community allotment                  2,000.00
 Dalton Village Hall                  Replace entrance gates and gate               350.00
                                      Providing social group activities and
 Gateway into the Community           opportunities                               1,500.00
 Haltwhistle Swimming and
 Leisure Centre                       Replacement outdoor pool covers               600.00
                                      Refurbishment of library and additional
 Heddon Village Trust                 facilities                                  3,500.00
 Hexham Rangers (1st)                 Centenary trip to Crystal Palace              100.00
                                      Young peoples' workshops: biking,
 Hexham Youth Initiative              skating, etc                                1,440.00
 High Forest Community                Resurfacing pedestrian access and
 Association                          disabled access                               750.00
 Mike Fry Foundation (The)            To set up drama foundation                    900.00
 Minerva Northumberland Ltd           To hold an exhibition of art work           1,423.00
 North Tyne and Redesdale
 Community P'ship                     Provide laminated map reference cards         250.00
                                      Free handyman service for elderly and
 Northumberland STARS                 disabled                                      500.00
 Northumbria Army Cadet Force
 (Hexham Detachment)                  Purchase a 'standard' for the cadets          250.00
 Ovingham Pavilion and Playing        Renew playing equipment on playing
 Field User Group                     field                                         750.00
 Ovingham Reading Room                Install heating and hot water system          500.00
                                      Taster sessions, equipment for
 Ponteland Bowling Club               community use                                 300.00


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                                  to develop pond project and protect
Ponteland High School             newts                                       250.00
                                  Purchasing lighting and sound
Ponteland Repertory Society       equipment                                    250.00
Ponteland War Memorial Hall       Refurbishment of memorial hall               800.00
Prudhoe Community Partnership     Public access computers and furniture        750.00
Prudhoe Town Football Club        Renovation work to football pitch          2,500.00
Redburn Park Committee            New equipment for play area                1,400.00
Riding Mill Village Hall Trust    New boiler                                   500.00
SixtyEightyThirty                 Women's health day workshop                1,000.00
                                  To reward the youth at club with
South Tyne Youth Initiative       teambuilding event                          100.00
St Mary's Nursery Hexham          Resource and equip outdoor play areas       635.50
Stocksfield Festival              Village Festival                            500.00
Stocksfield Institute Community   Upgrade the fire alarm sytstem for
Association (SICA)                community building                          300.00
Stocksfield Institute Community   Feasibility study - setting up a
Association (SICA)                community development trust                 500.00
Stonehaugh Village Greens         new equipment, signs and planters           200.00
                                  Residential camping visit to art / music
Sunshine Panners Steel Band       festival                                    850.00
Tarset 2050 CIC                   To increase membership of local choir       500.00
                                  To plan, design and develop a
Tarset Village Hall               community garden                           2,000.00
Torch Centre (The)                Refurbishment to community building        2,000.00
Transition Tynedale               Construction of website                      200.00
                                  Equipment required to set up
Tynedale Community Radio          community radio                             750.00
Tynedale District Youth Forum     Discussion and support sessions for
(West Nland)                      young people                               2,000.00
                                  Purchase an inflatable air track for
Tynedale Gymnastics Club          gymnasts                                   1,000.00
Tynedale Sports Club - Cricket
Club                              Replacement boundary fencing                 500.00
Tynedale Sports Council           funding for Annual Awards Evening          1,000.00
Tynedale Women's Training
Group                             Full day event                              500.00
Useful Vision                     2 events for visually impaired children     300.00
Visible Arts                      Support learning disabled theatre group     250.00
Wallace Arms Cricket Club -       To offer open participation to
Featherstone                      visitors/young people                       250.00
                                  completion of kitchen refurbishment
Whitfield Parish Hall             project                                     300.00
Whitley Chapel Toddler Group      New equipment and toys                      300.00




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Beneficiaries

As part of the application process recipients are asked to identify where the
project will assist the following priority groups from the Northumberland
Sustainable Community Strategy:
          Children and Young People
          Older People
          People on no or low incomes
          People who are discriminated against


The graph below demonstrates how the allocation of funding has benefited
the different priority groups for each area.




                                          Target Residents

  100%

                12.8%
                                     16.7%                   15.4%
   90%



   80%


                29.3%                21.6%                   23.8%       People who are discriminated against
   70%

                                                                         Older people
   60%

                                                                         People on no or low incomes

   50%
                                     26.5%                   25.2%
                23.3%                                                    Children & young people


   40%



   30%



   20%
                34.6%                35.3%                   35.7%


   10%



    0%
                North              South East                West




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In addition projects also have to identify how the project will contribute to the
key objectives of the Sustainable Community Strategy
          Enjoy a good standard of living
          Live safely and in comfort
          Lead healthier lifestyles
          Readily access the things they need
          Take part in cultural activity
          Care about our environment
          Get involved and bring about change


The graphs that follow demonstrate how the successful applications have
contributed to the above key objectives in each area.



                                   North Area Grants




                                            9.9%
                       15.6%


                                                           8.0%




                                                                          Enjoy a good standard of living

            13.7%                                                         Live safely and in comfort

                                                                          Lead healthier lifestyles

                                                                  17.0%   Readily access the things they need

                                                                          Take part in cultural activity

                                                                          Care about our environment

                                                                          Get involved and bring about change




                     22.6%                         13.2%




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                                       South East Area Grants




                                               11.9%
                   18.2%




                                                               9.1%



                                                                                    Enjoy a good standard of living

                                                                                    Live safely and in comfort
       11.9%
                                                                                    Lead healthier lifestyles

                                                                                    Readily access the things they need

                                                                                    Take part in cultural activity

                                                                                    Care about our environment
                                                                21.0%
                                                                                    Get involved and bring about change



               15.4%



                                       12.6%




                                           West Area Grants




                                                       10.4%
                               15.6%




                                                                      10.8%



                                                                                Enjoy a good standard of living
               10.8%
                                                                                Live safely and in comfort

                                                                                Lead healthier lifestyles

                                                                                Readily access the things they need

                                                                                Take part in cultural activity

                                                                        18.9%   Care about our environment

                                                                                Get involved and bring about change


                       18.9%




                                               14.6%




Susi Goncu – Locality Development Officer
Susi.Goncu@northumberland.gov.uk
Tel: 4264


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