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Community to get new garden with KCOM grant


Youngsters will be able to enjoy a new urban garden thanks to a KCOM community grant

A new garden will be created by Hull and East Yorkshire branch of the RSPCA after it won a £1,000 KCOM community grant.

Branch general manager Alison Ripley said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have been awarded a KCOM community grant of £1,000.

“This grant will enable us to continue developing our Inner City Community Garden space into a vibrant and inclusive learning resource for our visiting schools, groups and families. 

“We’re very much looking forward to partnering with KCOM as we transform our centre on Clough Road.”

The RSPCA was one of three good causes to receive one of KCOM quarterly grants after winning a public vote. 

Brendon Smurthwaite, KCOM’s community coordinator, said: “We are absolutely delighted that the people of east Hull will soon be able to enjoy this new RSPCA community garden. The RSPCA is a great charity that does important work helping animals in Hull and East Yorkshire. 

“Our community grants programme has been a big hit since it was relaunched earlier this year and opened it to a public vote. We received a record number of votes for this latest round of grants with more than 2,300 people supporting their favourite cause.

“Each of the winning groups does a fantastic job improving the lives of people in their community and we’re now looking forward to helping them continue their valuable work.

“For those group who didn’t quite make it this time, there will be another round of grants opening for nominations in the new year.”

The next round of KCOM community grants opens for nomination on 1 January, 2020, with the public vote starting on 10 February.

For more details on how to enter visit here

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