Tweendykes School pupils won a KCOM Community Grant to make music


Could your community group benefit from a £1,000?

Would it enable you to continue doing vital work in your community in Hull, East Yorkshire or North Lincolnshire?

If so, maybe it’s time to apply for a KCOM Community Grant.

The latest round of the KCOM’s quarterly Community Grant scheme is now open and waiting for applications from charities, community groups, sports organisations and schools across our region.

Three winners will be picked from the entries with each receiving £1,000 to help them with their activities.

Dale Raneberg, KCOM’s Chief Executive, said: “Our Community Grants scheme aims to recognise and give support to those helping to improve lives across our region – and we know there are so many great local groups out there doing brilliant work.

“With the latest round of our grant scheme now open, we’d love to see as many groups as possible take part and be in with a chance of receiving up to £1,000. We’ve seen that our grants can make a huge difference to groups and we’d like to help many more.

“It doesn’t matter if you’re a charity, a community organisation, a sporting club or a school – as long as you’re helping to improve life for communities within the KCOM region we want to hear from you - and maybe we can help you to help others.

“It’s a very simple process to register for the scheme, but the deadline for this latest round of grants is looming so I’d advise everyone to apply as quickly as possible.”

The deadline for applications is Sunday, 23 May. A shortlist of six finalists will be chosen by a KCOM panel before a public vote to pick the three deserving winners who will each receive up to £1,000.

Supporters of the finalists are encouraged to vote for their favourite groups online to help them claim the cash.

Recent winners of KCOM Community Grants include North Lincolnshire’s Bosom Family Support, which is using the money to build new facilities at their Bottesford base, and Pocklington Rugby In The Community which used the cash to help provide Christmas dinners and companionship to lonely and isolating people within the East Riding town.

Fellow winners Tweendykes Special Needs School recently used their money to buy musical instrument starter packs for its students, while Nafferton Recreation Club are investing their grant to build a new kitchen that will be used by many local community organisations including their local scout group.

To find out more about KCOM’s Community Grants or to nominate your group visit here