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KCOM has revealed the latest groups to benefit from its Community Grant scheme, with a cub pack, aviation museum and rugby club set to receive funding.

In total, five local charities have had their grant applications accepted and will receive up to £1,000 each from KCOM. These include: inclusive rugby team Hull Roundheads, the North Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, Howden Pre-School, St Stephens Neighbourhood Centre and Trinity Cubs.

KCOM awards community grants of up to £1,000 to deserving groups every quarter, with organisations from across the region encouraged to make funding applications for projects that help improve local lives.

Louise Babych, Community Impact Partner at KCOM, said: “This quarter we’re very pleased to be able to provide funding to charities with a wide range of missions, including some that have never benefited from our grants before.

“There’s such a lot of goodwill and some really innovative ideas out there that are being put into practice to make people’s lives better in the communities we serve, and sometimes all it takes to get them off the ground is a little investment. We hope that these grants, and all the other support we provide through volunteering, will help make a real difference to the people who need help most.”

One of the latest recipients, Hull Roundheads, is a rugby club with the stated aim of being as inclusive and accessible as possible, particularly the LGBTQ+ community.

Max Horton, Sponsorship & Fundraising Secretary at Hull Roundheads, said: “The Hull Roundheads are incredibly humbled and grateful to receive the KCOM Community Grant. KCOM’s investment will directly enhance our training program by funding vital sporting equipment, aiding us in our mission to provide a safe space for LGBTQ+ individuals to embrace their true selves and thrive through rugby.”

Another recipient is the North Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, which is a community group that has renovated the disused RAF Hibaldstow airfield in North Lincolnshire to create a permanent memorial and museum for the RAF and allied squadrons stationed there during the Second World War. Their grant will allow them to upgrade the cafeteria at the base.

Howden Pre-school and Out of School Club helps young children prepare for full time education, as well as providing extra schooling for older pupils, and will be able to upgrade their cloakroom facilities to serve more children.

Carrie Richardson, Manager of Howden Pre-school and Out of School Club, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to KCOM for their very generous donation towards our cloakroom furniture at our new setting, The Bishops Manor.”

St Stephens Neighbourhood Centre is a community hub that serves the Greatfield Estate in Hull, hosting a range of regular groups and sessions for different sections of the community. These include IT support, youth clubs, lunch clubs and drop-in clubs for the isolated and lonely. The KCOM Community Grant will help them to renew some of their activity equipment, including new bowling equipment, mats and pool equipment.

Finally, Trinity Cubs is a division of Trinity Scouts based in Newland Avenue in Hull, providing training and excursions for young people including camping, first aid, problem solving and hiking. Their grant will allow them to upgrade their camping equipment such as tents and outdoor gear.

A spokesperson for Trinity Cubs said: “This is amazing news and will go a long way to help us as a group. The investment in camping materials will allow us when planning future camps to remove part of the cost associated with the equipment.”

If you’d like more information about KCOM Community Grants, or want to apply for the next round, visit here